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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and obstetric history of mothers delivering in the Buea Regional Hospital, January – March 2013

From: Low birth weight in a sub-urban area of Cameroon: an analysis of the clinical cut-off, incidence, predictors and complications

Socio-demographic factor Groups Number Frequency (%)
Marital status (N = 200) Married 114 57.0
  Single 85 42. 5
  Widow 1 0. 5
Occupation (N = 200) Unemployed 101 50. 5
  Employed 38 19.0
  Self-employed 61 30.5
Level of education (N = 199) None 2 1.0
  Primary 38 19.1
  Secondary first cycle 70 35.2
  Secondary second cycle 28 14.1
  Tertiary 61 30.7
Age groups (N = 200) 15-19 30 15.0
  20-36 159 79.5
  37-44 11 5.5
Gravidity (N = 200) <5 171 85.5
  ≥5 29 14.5
Parity (N = 200) Nulliparous (parity = 0) 90 45.0
  Multiparous (parity > 1) 110 55.0