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Table 1 Percent distribution of the respondents by personal, family and reproductive characteristics by LGA

From: Predictors of women’s utilization of primary health care for skilled pregnancy care in rural Nigeria

Characteristic All Esan SE Etsako East
Number of respondents 1408 701(49.8) 707(50.2)
Personal Characteristics
 Age    
  Mean 30(SD 6.9) 31.5(SD 6.9) 28.6(SD 6.7)
  16–19 64(4.5) 21(3.0) 43(6.1)
  20–24 260(18.4) 87(12.4) 173(24.5)
  25–29 354(25.1) 167(23.8) 187(26.4)
  30–34 303(21.5) 175(24.9) 128(18.1)
  25–39 249(17.7) 131(18.7) 118(16.7)
  40–47 178(12.6) 120(17.1) 58(8.2)
 Education    
  No Education 206(14.6) 76(10.8) 130(18.4)
  Primary 617(43.8) 253(36.1) 364(51.5)
  Secondary 503(35.6) 316(45.1) 186(26.3)
  Higher 83(5.9) 56(8.0) 27(3.8)
 Exposure to media    
  High exposure 420(29.8) 216(30.8) 204(28.8)
  Moderate exposure 666(47.3) 392(55.9) 274(38.8)
  No exposure 322(22.9) 93(13.3) 229(32.4)
 Religion    
  Catholic 369(26.2) 123(17.5) 246(34.8)
  Other Christian 884(62.8) 551(78.6) 333(47.2)
  Islam 145(10.3) 21(3.0) 124(17.6)
  Traditionalist 8(0.6) 5(0.7) 3(0.4)
  Other 1(0.1) 1(0.1) 0(0.0)
 Employment    
  Not working 287(20.4) 127(18.1) 160(22.6)
  Working 1121(78.6) 574(81.9) 547(77.4)
 Marital Status    
  Married 926(65.8) 432(61.6) 494(69.9)
  Living together 447(31.7) 248(35.4) 199(28.2)
  Widowed 15(1.1) 11(1.6) 4(0.6)
  Divorced 1(0.1) 1(0.1) 0(0.0)
  Separated 19(1.3) 9(1.3) 10(1.4)
 Age at marriage    
  Mean (SD) 21.0(3.9) 21.8(4.2) 20.2(3.5)
  14–17 235(16.7) 90(12.8) 145(20.5)
  18–24 875(62.1) 415(59.2) 460(65.1)
  25–29 249(17.7) 159(22.7) 90(12.7)
  30–39 49(3.5) 37(5.3) 12(1.7)
Partner/Family Characteristics
 Partner’s age    
  Mean(SD) 39.4(9.2) 40.2(8.6) 38.5(9.6)
  18–24 36(2.6) 13(1.9) 23(3.3)
  25–29 142(10.2) 46(6.7) 96(13.7)
  30–34 235(16.9) 104(15.1) 131(18.6)
  35–39 255(18.3) 133(19.3) 122(17.3)
  40–44 283(20.3) 160(23.2) 123(17.5)
  45–49 239(17.2) 126(18.3) 113(16.1)
  50–54 125(9.0) 73(10.6) 52(7.4)
  55–82 78(5.6) 35(5.1) 43(6.1)
 Partner’s Education    
  No Education 104(7.4) 62(8.8) 42(5.9)
  Primary 348(24.7) 155(22.1) 193(27.3)
  Secondary 737(52.3) 372(53.1) 365(51.6)
  Higher 219(15.6) 112(16.0) 107(15.1)
 Spousal education Difference    
  Both have none 55(3.9) 24(3.4) 31(4.4)
  Husband more 622(44.2) 239(34.1) 383(54.2)
  Wife more 127(9.0) 91(13.0) 36(5.1)
  Same but not none 604(42.9) 347(49.5) 257(36.3)
 Partner’s Employment    
  Not working 82(5.8) 49(7.0) 33(4.7)
  Working 1326(94.2) 652(93.0) 674(95.3)
 Autonomy    
  Less 507(36.0) 243(34.7) 264(37.3)
  More 465(33.0) 220(31.4) 245(34.7)
  Much 436(31.0) 238(33.9) 198(28.0)
 Payment for respondent’s health care    
  Respondent alone 107 (7.6) 68(9.7) 39(5.5)
  Partner alone 1140(81.0) 533(76.0) 607(85.9)
  Respondent & partner 144(10.2) 92(13.1) 52(7.4)
  Other 17(1.2) 8(1.1) 9(1.3)
Reproductive Characteristics
 Number of living children    
  0–2 456(34.1) 230(33.2) 226(35.0)
  3–4 415(31.0) 218(31.5) 197(30.5)
  5+ 466(34.9) 244(35.3) 222(34.4)
 Currently pregnant    
  Yes 277(19.7) 81(11.6) 196(27.7)
  No 1120(79.5) 612(87.3) 508(71.9)
  Unsure 11(0.8) 8(1.10 3(0.4)
Current Pregnancy (n = 277)
 Receiving antenatal care (ANC)    
  Yes 172(62.1) 51(63.0) 121(61.7)
  No 105(37.9) 30(37.0) 75(38.3)
 Place of ANC    
  Other govt. facility 11(6.3) 7(13.7) 4(3.2)
  PHC 145(82.9) 39(76.5) 106(85.5)
  Private Hospital 16(9.1) 4(7.8) 12(9.7)
  Other 3(1.7) 1(2.0) 2(1.6)
Most recent birth (n = 1314)
 Antenatal carea    
  Yes 168(91.8) 67(90.5) 101(92.7)
  No 15(8.2) 7(9.5) 8(7.3)
 Place of Antenatal care    
  PHC 146 (84.9) 56 (84.9) 90 (84.9)
  Other govt. hospital 14 (8.1) 5 (7.6) 9 (8.5)
  Private hospital 10 (5.8) 5 (7.6) 5 (4.7)
  Home 2 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.9)
 Place of delivery    
  Other govt. facility 158(12.0) 96(13.9) 62(10.0)
  PHC 612(46.6) 365(52.7) 247(39.8)
  Private Hospital 218(16.6) 136(19.6) 82(13.2)
  At home/other 326(24.8) 96(13.8) 230(37.0)
  1. Note: amost of the respondents did not respond to the question on antenatal care for their most recent birth. The reported percentage of no antenatal care should be interpreted with caution