Table 2

Descriptive characteristics of married women who had a birth in the last two years among women surveyed in six cities in Senegal, 2011
Percent* Weighted N Unweighted N
Urban site
Dakar 36.3 682 289
Guédiawaye 9.0 170 240
Pikine 14.9 280 289
Mbao 25.1 472 232
Mbour 7.2 135 488
Kaolack 7.5 142 482
Age group
<25 26.8 503 603
25–34 51.4 966 1011
35–39 14.8 278 272
40+ 7.1 133 134
Education level
None 42.7 803 946
Primary 36.2 679 746
Secondary 21.1 397 328
Wealth tertile
Poorest 38.1 715 864
Medium 33.5 629 704
Highest 28.5 535 452
Religion
Non-Muslim 5.2 97 63
Muslim 94.8 1,782 1,957
Type of union
Monogamous 76.2 1,433 1,536
Polygynous 23.8 446 484
Number of children
0–1 24.6 462 481
2 23.5 442 472
3 20.2 380 390
4 31.7 595 677
Duration postpartum
<6 months 26.0 488 485
6–11 months 26.4 496 588
12–17 months 23.7 446 436
18–23 months 23.9 449 511
Total 100% 1,879 2,020

*All percentages are weighted.

Speizer et al.

Speizer et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:752   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-752

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