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Table 1 Institutional childbirth and characteristics of study participants (N = 302)

From: Potential factors associated with institutional childbirth among women in rural villages of Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a preliminary study

 Number (%)
Institutional childbirth
 Yes203 (67.2)
 No99 (32.8)
Maternal age (years), mean [SD]27.3 [6.5]
 Less than 2035 (11.6)
 20–2473 (24.2)
 25–2981 (26.8)
 30–3465 (21.5)
 35 and more47 (15.6)
 Missing1 (0.3)
Maternal educational attainment
 Secondary and above82 (27.2)
 Primary151 (50.0)
 No formal education69 (22.9)
Work of women and house owner
 At least one employed/self-employed126 (41.7)
 Both unemployed/unpaid family work174 (57.6)
 Missing2 (0.7)
Ethnicity of women
 Lao30 (9.9)
 Minority272 (90.1)
Distance from the nearest facility (km)
 Less than 1109 (36.1)
 1–594 (31.1)
 6 and more99 (32.8)
Number of children
 One or two145 (48.0)
 Three and more157 (52.0)
Maternal knowledge about birth complications
 Know244 (80.8)
 Do not know51 (16.9)
 Missing7 (2.3)
Antenatal care during pregnancy
 Received at least once277 (91.7)
 Never10 (3.3)
 Missing15 (5.0)
  1. SD Standard deviation