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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics for cases and controls attending Coast Provincial, Kenyatta National and Nyanza Provincial hospitals in Kenya, October to December 2010

From: Factors associated with obstetric fistulae occurrence among patients attending selected hospitals in Kenya, 2010: a case control study

Characteristics Cases (n = 70) Freq (%) Controls (n = 140) Freq (%) *P-value
Median age at first pregnancy 22.5 (IQR11) 29 (IQR9) <0.01
Marital status    <0.01
Married 39(55.0) 110(78.6)  
Single 12(17.0) 19(14.3)  
Divorced 14(20.0) 6(4.3)  
Widowed 4(7.0) 5(2.9)  
Parity    <0.01
1 35(50.0) 35(25.0)  
2 14(20.0) 39(27.9)  
≥3 21(30.0) 66(47.1)  
Height    <0.01
≤150cm 31(44.3) 0(0.0)  
>150cm 39(55.7) 140(100.0)  
Level of education    <0.01
None 23(32.8) 4(2.9)  
primary 34(48.4) 42(30.0)  
Secondary 11(16.9) 52(37.1)  
Tertiary 2(3.0) 42(30.0)  
  1. *P-value derived from chi square and fishers test.