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Table 2 Characteristics of women participating in the study in Matlab, Bangladesh 2005-2009

From: Association of antenatal care with facility delivery and perinatal survival – a population-based study in Bangladesh

Variable name* icddr,b service area Government service area P-value†
  No. (%) No. (%)  
Age in year
<20 1865 (14.0) 1517 (11.9) <0.001
20 - 24 4198(31.6) 3955(31.0)  
25 - 34 5945 (44.7) 5977 (46.9)  
≥ 35 1283 (9.7) 1301(10.2)  
Mean (± SD) age in year 26.3 (±5.9) 26.6 (±5.83)  
Parity
0 5048 (38.0) 4514 (35.4) <0.001
1 -2 6423 (48.3) 5872 (46.1)  
≥3 1820 (13.7) 2364 ( 18.5)  
Median 1 1  
Education in year
0 2403(18.1) 2713 (21.3) <0.001
1 – 5 3387 (25.5) 4080 (32.0)  
≥ 6 7501 (56.4) 5957 ( 46.7)  
Median 6 5  
Asset quintiles   
1-poorest 2043 (15.4) 2058 (16.1) <0.001
2 2277 (17.1) 2236 (17.5)  
3 2711 (20.4) 2980 (23.4)  
4 3006 (22.6) 2786 (21.9)  
5-richest 3254 (24.5) 2690 (21.1)  
Gestational age (GA) in weeks
<37 1979 (14.9) 2063 (16.2) 0.004
≥ 37 11312 (85.1) 10687 (83.8)  
Median GA in weeks 39 39  
Delivery type
Vaginal 11714 (88.2) 11745 (92.2) <0.001
Cesarean 1569 (11.8) 994 (7.8)  
  1. SD: standard deviation.
  2. * all are presented in percentages unless otherwise mentioned.
  3. χ 2-test.