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Table 2 Background characteristics of the study participants attending screenings in Kebbi state and Cross River State (N = 268)

From: Community-based screening for obstetric fistula in Nigeria: a novel approach

  Kebbi State (N = 88) n(%) Cross River State (N = 180) n(%) TOTAL (N = 268) n(%)
Age
 Median (25%, 75%) 30 (23,40) 39.5 (28, 55) 35 (26, 50)
Religion
 Christian 0 (0) 179 (99.4) 179 (66.8)
 Muslim 88 (100) 1 (0.6) 89 (33.2)
Marital status
 Married/Cohabitating 54 (61.4) 98 (54.4) 152 (56.7)
 Divorced/Separated 19 (21.6) 25 (13.9) 44 (16.4)
 Widowed 13 (14.7) 47 (26.1) 60 (22.4)
 Single 2 (2.3) 10 (5.6) 12 (4.5)
Education
 None 80 (90.9) 101 (56.1) 181 (67.5)
 Primary 5 (5.7) 47 (26.1) 52 (19.4)
 Secondary 3 (3.4) 21 (11.7) 24 (9.0)
 More than secondary 0 (0) 11 (6.1) 11 (4.1)
LGA
 Argungu 39 (44.3) n/a 39 (14.5)
 Augie 48 (54.5) n/a 48 (17.9)
 Other-Kebbi 1 (1.2) n/a 1 (0.37)
 Bekwarra n/a 82 (45.6) 82 (30.6)
 Yala n/a 92 (51.1) 92 (34.3)
 Other-Cross River n/a 6 (3.3) 6 (2.2)
Ever had fistula-like symptoms
 No 38 (43.2) 151 (83.9) 189 (70.5)
 Yes 50 (56.8) 29 (16.1) 79 (29.5)