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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents at Muhimbili and Temeke Hospitals, EN-BIRTH study (n = 8038)

From: Counting on birth registration: mixed-methods research in two EN-BIRTH study hospitals in Tanzania

  Temeke Regional Hospital
n (%)
Muhimbili National Hospital
n (%)
Total 5538 2500
Maternal age
  < 18 years 15 (0.3) 4 (0.2)
 18–19 years 618 (11.2) 113 (4.5)
 20–24 years 1900 (34.3) 498 (19.9)
 25–29 years 1408 (25.4) 798 (31.9)
 30–34 years 955 (17.2) 654 (26.2)
 35+ years 642 (11.6) 433 (17.3)
Maternal education
 No education 163 (2.9) 47 (1.9)
 Primary incomplete 106 (1.9) 40 (1.6)
 Primary complete 3178 (57.4) 834 (33.4)
 Secondary incomplete 1242 (22.4) 789 (31.6)
 Secondary complete or higher 826 (14.9) 781 (31.2)
 Don’t know 23 (0.4) 9 (0.4)
Parity
 Nullipara 2331 (42.1) 932 (37.3)
 Multipara 3197 (57.7) 1565 (62.6)
 Don’t know 9 (0.2) 2 (0.1)
Mode of birth
 Vaginal births 5231 (94.5) 1005 (40.2)
 Caesarean section 307 (5.5) 1495 (59.8)