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Table 1 Maternal characteristics of the study population

From: Patterns and determinants of essential neonatal care utilization among underprivileged ethnic groups in Midwest Nepal: a mixed method study

Characteristics Number (n = 362) Percent
Maternal age (years)
 < 20 46 12.7
 20–24 181 50.0
 25–29 90 24.9
 ≥ 30 45 12.4
  Mean ± SD = 23.75 ± 4.306
Education (Mother)
 No formal education 119 32.9
 Primary 119 32.9
 Secondary 107 29.6
 Certificate and above 17 4.7
Education (Husband)
 No formal education 64 17.7
 Primary 112 30.9
 Secondary 124 34.3
 Certificate and above 62 17.1
Occupation (Mother)
 Agriculture/homemakers 335 92.5
 Labour 18 5.0
 Business 6 1.7
 Service 3 0.8
Occupation (Husband)
 Agriculture/homemakers 126 34.8
 Labour 162 44.8
 Business 53 14.6
 Service 21 5.8
Birth Order
 1 170 47.0
 2–3 164 45.3
 3 and above 28 7.7
Experience of adverse pregnancy outcome
 No 329 90.9
 Yes 33 9.1
Preceding Birth interval (n = 207)
 < 24 109 52.7
 ≥ 24 98 47.3