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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers with children under five months (n = 928)

From: Is antenatal care preparing mothers to care for their newborns? A community-based cross-sectional study among lactating women in Masindi, Uganda

Variable n (%)
Age group  
  14-19 years 175 (18.9)
  20-45 years 753 (81.1)
  Mean age (Standard Deviation) 25.5 [6.3]
Parity  
  One child 187 (20.2)
  Two children 170 (18.3)
  Three children 139 (15.0)
  Four children 117 (12.6)
  Five children 112 (12.1)
  More than five children 203 (21.9)
Education level of mother  
  Non 186 (20.0)
  Primary 590 (63.6)
  Secondary 143 (15.4)
  Tertiary 9 (1.0)
Marital status  
  Married/living with partner 831 (89.6)
  Single 65 (7.0)
  Separated 27 (2.9)
  Widowed 5 (0.5)
Source of income  
  Subsistence farming 197 (22.2)
  Commercial farming 608 (65.5)
  Self employed 109 (11.8)
  Salaried job 14 (1.5)
Women reporting death of at least a child  
  None 693 (74.7)
  One 141 (15.2)
  Two 63 (6.8)
  Three 23 (2.4)
  More than three 8 (0.9)
Time of death of babies(n = 235)  
  Stillbirths 36 (15.3)
  1-7 days after birth 13 (5.6)
  7-28 days 8 (3.4)
  More than 28 days after 178 (75.7)
Where the baby’s death occurred from(n = 235)  
  Health facility 135 (57.4)
  Home 100 (42.6)
Number of ANC visits made  
  None 27 (2.9)
  One 66 (7.1)
  Two 146 (15.7)
  Three 297 (32.0)
  Four 252 (27.2)
  Five or more 140 (15.1)
Sufficient ANC visits  
  None 27 (2.9)
  1-3 visits 509 (54.9)
  > = 4 visits 392 (42.2)
Place of delivery  
  Home 532 (57.3)
  Health facility 396 (42.7)