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Table 1 Sample characteristics of women aged 15-24 at birth of last child

From: Utilization of maternal health services among young women in Kenya: Insights from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, 2003

  Number Percentage
Place of residence   
   Urban 513 30.6
   Rural 1,162 69.4
Household wealth   
   Poor 630 37.6
   Medium 551 32.9
   Rich 494 29.5
Education   
   None 235 14.0
   Primary 1,087 64.9
   Secondary+ 353 21.1
Ethnicity   
   Kikuyu 329 19.6
   Luhya 293 17.5
   Luo 222 13.3
   Kamba 155 9.3
   Other 676 40.4
Parity (CEB)   
   1 845 50.5
   2 488 29.1
   3+ 342 20.4
Age at birth of last child   
   15-19 534 31.8
   20-24 1,143 68.2
Marital status   
   Never married 256 15.3
   Formerly married 154 9.2
   Currently married 1,265 75.5
Timing of first ANC visit   
   None 227 13.6
   Late 1,265 75.5
   Early 183 10.9
Type of delivery assistance   
   None 434 25.9
   TBA 411 24.5
   Skilled professional 830 49.6
Total (n) 1,675 100.0