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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and birth experience (N = 303)

From: Association between social support and place of delivery: a cross-sectional study in Kericho, Western Kenya

Variable   Median Range
Maternal age (years)   23 18-41
Infant age (months)   4 0-12
   N %
Tribe Kipsigis 294 97.0
  Others 9 3.0
Education level Lower primary 43 14.2
  Primary 124 40.9
  Vocational 1 0.3
  Secondary 105 34.7
  College 25 8.3
  University 5 1.7
Occupation Farmer 251 82.8
  Self-employed 19 6.3
  Private employee 16 5.3
  Government employee 12 4.0
  Student 5 1.7
Marital status Married/Cohabiting 245 80.9
  Unmarried 58 19.1
Economic status 0 6 2.0
(Household assets) 1 31 10.2
  2 64 21.1
  3 70 23.1
  4 52 17.2
  5 78 25.7
  6 2 0.7
Medical insurance Yes 83 27.4
  No 219 72.3
  Unknown 1 0.3
Time to reach the nearest delivery facility Less than 20 minutes 140 46.2
  20 minutes or more 163 53.8
Place of delivery Health facility 245 80.9
  Home 58 19.1
Type of facility where delivery took place Health center 147 60.0
  District hospital 69 28.2
  Private hospital/Clinic 24 9.8
  Dispensary 1 0.4
  Sub-district hospital 1 0.4
  National hospital 1 0.4
  Others 2 0.8
Type of birth attendant at home birth Mother-in-law 26 44.8
  Neighbor 15 25.9
  Traditional birth attendant 4 6.9
  Sister-in-law 4 6.9
  Mother 2 3.4
  Grandmother 1 1.7
  Female relative 1 1.7
  Unknown 5 8.6
Parity Primiparous 143 47.2
  Multiparous 160 52.8