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Table 1 Socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of women by their use of unqualified allopathic practitioners (UAPs) during labor and delivery

From: The perspectives of clients and unqualified allopathic practitioners on the management of delivery care in urban slums, Dhaka, Bangladesh - a mixed method study

Characteristic n % of women who used UAPs during delivery p value Pearson
Chi-square
Age group (years)
15-19 69 40.6 p = 0.037 8.482
20-24 171 35.7   
25-29 121 31.4   
≥ 30 102 21.6   
Education
None 167 21.0 p < 0.001 15.076
Any education 296 38.5   
Average monthly family income (taka)
≤ 5000 (≤ 71 US$) 157 32.2 p = 0.346 2.123
5001-8000 (71.1-114 US$) 154 31.0   
≥ 8001 (≥ 114.1 US$) 152 28.0   
Gravidity (number of total pregnancies)
1 115 46.1 p < 0.001 24.975
2 133 38.3   
≥ 3 215 20.9   
Number of living children
0-1 152 44.1 p < 0.001 21.640
2 130 34.6   
≥ 3 181 20.4   
Knowledge on any danger-sign during pregnancy
Yes 255 36.1 p = 0.029 3.950
No 208 27.4   
Reported any delivery-related complications
Yes 197 45.2 p < 0.001 26.537
No 266 22.6   
Total 463 32.2