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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of child-bearing women aged 15–49 years

From: Factors associated with caesarean deliveries among child-bearing women in Pakistan: secondary analysis of data from the Demographic and Health Survey, 2012–13

Variables Number of participants Weighted percentage
n = 7461
Mother’s age at birth (in years)
 Less than 18 2025 27.2
 18–20 1661 22.3
 21–24 2394 32.1
 More than 24 1367 18.4
Mother’s education
 No education 4155 55.8
 Primary 1230 16.5
 Middle 587 7.9
 Secondary 792 10.6
 Higher 682 9.2
Mother’s occupation
 Not working 5378 72.2
 Unskilled 938 12.6
 Skilled 990 13.3
 Professional/Technical/Managerial 140 1.9
Wealth index
 Poorest 1698 22.8
 Poorer 1544 20.7
 Middle 1464 19.7
 Richer 1469 19.4
 Richest 1272 17.1
Type of residence
 Urban 2244 30.1
 Rural 5202 69.9
Region
 Punjab 4180 56.1
 Sindh 1714 23.0
 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1117 15.0
 Balochistan 348 4.7
 Gilgit Baltistan 56 0.7
 Islamabad Capital Territory 31 0.4