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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: Timing of antenatal care for adolescent and adult pregnant women in south-eastern Tanzania

  Total sample Sample of adult women Sample of adolescent women
Categories N n % N n % N n %
Socio-demographic characteristics          
Age 405    344    61   
   < 20 years   61 15      61 100
   20-34 years   288 71   288 84    
   35-49 years   56 14   56 16    
Parity 405    344    61   
   1   82 20   34 10   48 79
   2-4   218 54   205 60   13 21
   5+   105 26   105 30    
Marital status 404    343    61   
   Married/Consensual union   357 88   315 92   42 69
   Single or separated   47 12   28 8   19 31
History of abort/stillbirth 402    342    60   
   Abort/stillbirth   99 25   95 28   4 7
   No abort/stillbirth   303 75   247 72   56 93
Education level 402    341    61   
   No or incomplete education   180 45   156 46   24 39
   Primary +   222 55   185 54   37 61
Ethnicity 405    344    61   
   Sukuma   68 17   55 16   13 21
   Other ethnic group   337 83   289 84   48 79
ANC knowledge and perception          
Perceived ANC starting time 383    327    56   
   Within first 3 months   256 67   222 68   34 61
   After first 3 months   127 33   105 32   22 39
Knowledge of services 405    344    61   
   Low   314 78   260 76   54 88
   High   91 22   84 24   7 12
Perceived service quality 319    266    53   
   Good   292 91   241 91   51 96
   Bad   27 9   25 9   2 4
Perceived health worker attitudes 310    258    52   
   Good   291 94   239 93   52 100
   Bad   19 6   19 7    
Traditional medicine use 402    341    61   
   Yes   37 9   31 9   6 10
   No   365 91   310 91   55 90
Pregnancy perception          
Early recognition of pregnancy 404    343    61   
   Yes   284 70   240 70   44 72
   No   120 30   103 30   17 28
Waiting for quickening 403    342    61   
   Yes   108 27   94 27   14 23
   No   295 73   248 73   47 77
Social and economic support          
Money 404    343    61   
   Yes   256 63   221 64   35 57
   No   148 37   122 36   26 43
Advice received to attend ANC 404       61   
   Yes   175 43 343 129 38   46 75
   No   229 57   214 62   15 25
Accompanied to clinic 405    344    61   
   Yes   196 48   162 47   34 56
   No   209 52   182 52   27 44
Supported by husband 405    344    61   
   Yes   380 94   324 94   56 92
   No   25 6   20 6   5 8