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Table 2 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of participants who had institutional deliveries compared with those who had non-institutional delivery

From: “Midwives do not appreciate pregnant women who come to the maternity with torn and dirty clothing”: institutional delivery and postnatal care in Torit County, South Sudan: a mixed method study

CharacteristicN(%)
1. Age (years)
  ≤ 2084 (20.1)
 21–30143 (34.2)
  > 3044 (10.5)
 Don’t know147 (35.2)
 Mean age24.8 (SD = 6.2)
 Range11–40
2. Parity
 165 (15.6)
 2–5230 (55.0)
  > 586 (20.6)
 Missing37 (8.7)
 Mean3.8 (SD = 2.5)
 Range1–17
3. Payam of residence
 Nyong229 (54.8)
 Himodonge189 (45.2)
6. Level of School attendance
 None256 (60.5)
 Primary126 (30.1)
 Secondary28 (6.7)
 Tertiary2 (0.5)
 Missing information9 (2.2)
7. Antenatal care (ANC) attendance at least once
 Yes306 (73.2)
 No100 (23.9)
 Missing12 (2.9)
8. Place of delivery
 Home287 (68.7)
 Health facility116 (27.7)
 Missing information15 (3.6)
9. The principle person who conducted the delivery
 Friend/ Relative/ Neighbor165 (39.5)
 TBA108 (25.8)
 Village doctor/ Traditional herbalist5 (1.2)
 Self9 (2.2)
 Doctor14 (3.3)
 Nurse midwife99 (23.7)
 Other6 (1.4)
 Missing information12 (2.9)
9. Mode of delivery
 Normal vaginal delivery390 (93.3)
 Vaginal delivery with vacuum extraction3 (0.7)
 Delivery by caesarean section8 (1.9)
 Missing information17 (4.1)
10. Postnatal care (PNC) attendance at least once
 Yes94 (22.5)
 No309 (73.9)
 Missing information15 (3.6)
11. Reason for first PNC visit
 For a problem12 (12.8)
 Just for a check60 (63.8)
 Not sure22 (23.4)