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Table 2 Socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of study population (%)

From: Women-focused development intervention reduces delays in accessing emergency obstetric care in urban slums in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Referred from DC N = 225 Referred from home N = 225 Total N = 450 p value
Age (years) (%)     
   Below 20 30.2 13.3 21.8  
   20 - 35 65.8 82.7 74.2  
   35 or more 4.0 4.0 4.0  
Mean age (±SD) 23.0 (5.5) 25.2 (5.8)   <0.001
Religion (%)     
   Islam 98.2 98.2 98.2  
   Others 1.8 1.7 1.8  
Marital status (%)     
   Married 99.1 97.3 98.2  
   Separated 0.9 2.7 1.8  
Educational status (%)     
   No schooling 27.2 28.4 27.8  
   Primary 39.6 39.4 39.5  
   Secondary 28.4 24.4 26.5  
   Secondary and above 4.8 7.8 6.3  
Mean year of schooling (±SD) 4.2 (3.3) 4.1 (3.6)   0.795
Involved in income generation (%) 8.4 16.4 12.4 0.015
Parity (%)     
None 0.0 0.4 1.2  
1 53.8 44.0 48.9  
2-3 30.2 34.7 32.4  
4-5 9.3 15.6 12.4  
6 or more 6.7 5.3 6.0  
Mean number of children ever born (±SD) 2.1 (1.7) 2.3 (1.7)   0.231
Birth spacing (interval between index and last child (Yrs) (%)     
   Less than 2 years 9.3 4.9 7.1  
   3-5 17.8 16.4 17.1  
   5 years or more 72.9 78.7 75.8  
Mean years of birth interval (± SD) (Excluding primigravida) 4.6 (2.7) 6.4 (3.6)   < 0.001
History of child death (%)     
No death 73.8 75.8 74.2  
Stillbirth 12.0 13.0 12.7  
Infant death 11.0 10.0 10.6  
≥ 2 years 3.2 1.2 2.5