Table 1

Socio-demographic description of on women who delivered within the last 12 months in the Iraq MICS of 2000

Total

Factor

n (%)


Age (years)

<25

861 (31.1)

25–34

1399 (49.1)

35+

613 (19.8)

Currently married

Yes

2851 (99.3)

No

22 (0.7)

Maternal education level

None

918 (27.9)

Primary

276 (46.2)

secondary or higher

640 (25.9)

Area of residence

Urban

1481 (62.8)

Rural

1388 (37.2)

Wealth index (Quintiles)

Poorest

946 (25.0)

Second

546 (19.7)

Middle

574 (20.8)

Fourth

416 (21.1)

Richest

387 (13.4)

Number of children ever born

1 or 2

877 (31.4)

3 or 4

815 (29.9)

5 or 6

568 (19.0)

7 or more

611 (19.7)

Delivery assisted by Traditional birth attendant

No

2070 (73.1)

Yes

803 (26.9)


Note: numbers are not adding up because of non responses to some variables

Siziya et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:7   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-7

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