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Table 1 Background characteristics for the respondents

From: Reasons for home delivery and use of traditional birth attendants in rural Zambia: a qualitative study

Characteristic IDIs (n = 30) n (%) FGDs (n = 100) n (%)
Age in years     
   15–19   0 (0 %)   35 (35 %)
   20–34   10 (33.33 %)   50 (50 %)
   35 -45   12 (40 %)   15 (15 %)
   Above 45   8 (26.67 %)   
Sex:     
   Male   14 (46.67 %)   0 (0 %)
   Female   16 (53.33 %)   100 (100 %)
Marital Status:     
   Single   2 (6.67 %)   15 (15 %)
   Married   28 (93.33 %)   70 (70 %)
   Divorced   0 (0 %)   5 (5 %)
   Widow   0 (0 %)   10 (10 %)
Number of children     
   1–2   3 (10 %)   25 (25 %)
   3–5   12 (40 %)   50 (50 %)
   6 and above   15 (50 %)   25 (25 %)
Cadre     
   TBA   5 (16.75 %)   
   Village headman   4 (13.3 %)   
   NHC members   4 (13.3 %)   
   CHWs   4 (13.3 %)   
   Husbands   4 (13.3 %)   
   Women   4 (13.3 %)   
   Nurse-midwives   5 (16.75 %)   
Level of education:     
   Never attended school   0 (0 %)   7 (7 %)
   Lower primary (1–4)   0 (0 %)   10 (10 %)
   Upper primary
(5–7)
  15 (50 %)   48 (48 %)
   Junior secondary
(8–9)
  6 (20 %)   25 (25 %)
   Senior Secondary (10–12)   4 (13.3 %)   10 (10 %)
   Tertiary   5(16.7 %)   0 (0 %)
Occupation:     
   Unemployed   0 (0 %)   15 (15 %)
   Farmer   25 (83.3 %)   75 (75 %)
   Self- employed   0 (0 %)   0 (0 %)
   Formal employment   5 (16.7 %)   10 (10 %)
Level of income:     
   <$20   15(50 %)   65 (65 %)
   $20–49   10 (33.3 %)   25 (25 %)
   $50–99   0 (%)   10 (10 %)
   $100–199   0 (%)   0 (0 %)
   >200   5 (16.7 %)   0 (0 %)
Place of delivery for the youngest child     
   Clinic   3 out of 4 mothers (75 %)   47(47 %)
   Home   1 out of 4 mothers (25 %)   53 (53 %)
   On the way to the clinic   0 (0 %)   0 (0 %)