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Table 1 Socio-demographic and reproductive health characteristics of the study participants (N = 1777)

From: Factors influencing utilization of skilled birth attendant during childbirth in the Southern highlands, Tanzania: a multilevel analysis

Variable N %
Residence
 Rural 1555 87.5
 Urban 222 12.5
Age in years (N = 1774)
 15–24 562 31.7
 25–34 783 44.1
 35–49 429 24.2
Education level
 None 156 8.8
 Primary 1324 74.5
 Secondary or above 297 16.7
Marital status
 Married 1508 84.9
 Single 125 7.0
 Widow/Divorced/Separated 144 8.1
Average level of monthly incomea
 < 30 USD 1433 80.6
 ≥ 30 USD 344 19.4
Distance from home to the nearest health facility (walking)
 Up to 30 min 1043 58.7
 31 to 60 min 352 19.8
 More than 60 min 382 21.5
Number of children
 One 424 23.9
 Two 407 22.9
 Three or more 946 53.3
Gestation age at the first visit in last pregnancy
 ≤ 12 weeks 855 48.1
 > 12 weeks 922 51.9
Frequency of ANC visit at last pregnancy
 < 4 visits 651 36.6
 ≥ 4 visits 1126 63.4
Attended ANC at least once during last pregnancy
 No 17 1.0
 Yes 1760 99.0
  1. a1USD =2166 Tanzania Shillings during the data collection period