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Table 1 Characteristics and percentage of study population who received an ANC check-up during their last pregnancy

From: The timing of antenatal care initiation and the content of care in Sindh, Pakistan

  Sample characteristics (n = 4,000) % of women who received an ANC check-up within 3 months of becoming pregnant
  % % Number of women
Residence
 Urban 48.8 59.6*** 1,951
 Rural 51.2 36.2 2,049
Age
 15–24 32.2 51.2*** 1,288
 25–34 55.2 47.8 2,207
 35–49 12.6 37.8 505
Age at marriage
 12–15 12.6 33.7*** 505
 16–20 62.6 44.7 2503
 21 or older 24.8 62.2 992
Number of living children
 1 24.5 59.6*** 981
 2 23.9 50.7 956
 3 17.0 48.1 680
 4 11.8 42.9 471
 5 or more 22.8 33.4 912
Education
 None 56.6 34.9*** 2,265
 Primary/Middle 19.5 52.7 780
 Secondary or higher 23.9 73.6 955
Wealth
 First/poorest 20.0 26.2*** 801
 Second 20.0 33.0 800
 Middle 20.0 48.8 801
 Fourth 19.9 56.0 798
 Fifth/richest 20.0 74.0 800
Received ANC during last pregnancy
 No 13.4 - -
 Yes 86.6 - -
Total 100.0 47.6 4,000
  1. *** p < 0.001