Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline background characteristics of women of children born between September 2006 and October 2010

From: Childbearing desires and behaviour: a prospective assessment in Nairobi slums

  Percent Number of mother-child dyads
Site
 Korogocho 52.7 2413
 Viwandani 47.3 2164
Age
 15–19 15.2 696
 20–24 38.5 1761
 25–29 27.1 1240
 30–49 19.2 880
Marital status
 Married/Living together 85.2 3900
 Previously married 5.6 257
 Never married 8.9 408
 Don’t know/refusal/missing 0.3 12
Education
 Incomplete primary/no education 28.7 1312
 Completed primary 47.5 2172
 Secondary+ 23.3 1068
 Missing 0.5 25
Ethnicity
 Kikuyu 25.3 1159
 Luhya 17.4 797
 Luo 19.8 905
 Kamba 21.0 962
 Other 16.5 754
Living children
 1 33.2 1521
 2 26.7 1220
 3+ 34.7 1590
 Missing 5.4 246
Age of index child
 < 6 months 68.8 3148
 6–11 months 26.8 1226
 12+ months 4.4 203
Total 100 4577