Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants
Key informant interview
Mother (n = 16) Mother -in-law (n = 9) Husband (n = 2) Traditional birth attendant (n = 2) Traditional healer (n = 4) Health staff (n = 1)
Age (mean) 27.2 years 60.6 years 30.5 years 58.0 years 43.5 years 43.0 years
Education
 No education 3 (8.8%) 8 0 1 1 0
 Primary incomplete 7 (43.8%) 1 0 1 2 0
 Primary complete 5 (31.3%) 0 1 0 1 0
 Secondary + 1 (6.3%) 0 1 0 0 1
No. of living children (mean) 3.4 N.A. 3.0 N.A. N.A. N.A.
Free listing (Topic 1)  Mother (n = 29)
Age (mean) 26.2 years N.A
Education
 No education 6 (20.7%)
 Primary incomplete 10 (34.5%)
 Primary complete 12 (41.4%)
 Secondary + 1 (3.4%)
No. of living children (mean) 3.2
Free listing (Topic 2)  Mother (n = 28)
Age (mean) 24.0 years N.A.
Education
 No education 5 (17.9%)
 Primary incomplete 11 (39.3%)
 Primary complete 10(35.7%)
 Secondary + 2 (7.1%)
No. of living children (mean) 3.0
Ranking       Mother (n = 32)
Age (mean) 26.4 years N.A.
Education
 No education 3 (9.4%)
 Primary incomplete 13 (40.6%)
 Primary complete 14 (43.8%)
 Secondary + 2 (6.3%)
No. of living children (mean) 3.2
Direct observation   Mother (n = 28)
Age (mean) 21.0 years N.A.
Education
 No education 4 (14.3%)
 Primary incomplete 9 (32.1%)
 Primary complete 12 (42.9%)
 Secondary + 3 (10.7%)
No. of living children (mean) 2.8

Matsuyama et al.

Matsuyama et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:525   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-525

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