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Table 1 Sample characterstics (N = 910)

From: How mistimed and unwanted pregnancies affect timing of antenatal care initiation in three districts in Tanzania

Variable n %
Timing of ANC initiation   
 1st trimestert (early) 168 18.5
 2nd trimestert (late) 652 71.7
 3rd trimestert (very late) 90 9.9
 Median = 5.0 months - -
Pregnancy intentions m   
 Intended 429 49.3
 Mistimed 304 34.9
 Unwanted 137 15.8
Gravidity   
 1 184 20.2
 2-4 430 47.3
 >4 296 32.5
 Median = 3, IQR = 3 - -
Age (years)   
 <20 134 14.7
 20-34 557 61.2
 >34 219 24.1
 Mean = 27.9, SD = 7.6 - -
Marital status m   
 Married 726 79.9
 Ever married 50 5.5
 Single 133 14.6
Education   
 None (never been to school) 221 24.3
 Primary/higher 689 75.7
Religion m   
 Christian 388 42.7
 Muslim 465 51.2
 Other (e.g. traditional) 55 6.1
Ethnicity   
 Ndengereko 138 15.2
 Ngindo 130 14.3
 Pogoro 127 14.0
 Sukuma 101 11.0
 Others 414 45.5
Household wealth m   
 Poor 337 40.5
 Middle 292 35.1
 Rich 204 24.5
Travel time to health facility (hours) m   
 <0.5 195 21.9
 0.5-1 260 29.2
 >1 436 48.9
 Mean = 1.05, SD = 0.92 - -
District of residence   
 Kilombero 534 58.7
 Rufiji 224 24.6
 Ulanga 152 16.7
Type of residence m   
 Rural 737 81.2
 Urban 171 18.8
Total 910 100.0
  1. mVariable categories do not add-up to 910 due to missing.