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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of surveyed women

From: Waiting for attention and care: birthing accounts of women in rural Tanzania who developed obstetric fistula as an outcome of labour

Factors Number Frequencies (% )
Age at Interview   
   <18 21 13.9
   18-20 25 16.6
   21-30 59 39.1
   31-40 32 21.2
   >40 14 9.3
   Total 151 100.0
Education level   
   Illiterate 48 31.8
   Primary school 99 65.6
   Secondary school & above 4 2.6
   Total 151 100.0
Marital status   
   Married 98 64.9
   Single 24 15.9
   Divorced 27 17.9
   Widowed 2 1.3
   Total 151 100.0
With whom do you live*   
   Husband/partner 90 42.7
   Parents 35 16.6
   In-laws 11 5.2
   Children 33 15.6
   Relatives 35 16.6
   Alone 7 3.3
   Total 211 100.0
Age at first delivery   
   < 18 62 41.1
   18-20 40 26.5
   21-30 44 29.1
   > 30 1 .7
   Missing data 4 2.6
   Total 151 100.0
Parity when fistula occurred   
   First 84 55.6
   Second 18 11.9
   Third 13 8.6
   Fourth 14 9.3
   Fifth and above 22 14.6
   Total 151 100.0
Lived with fistula   
   < 1 year 86 57.0
   1-2 years 28 18.5
   3-6 Years 17 11.3
   > 6 years 20 13.2
   Total 151 100.0
  1. *≥ 1 responses