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Table 1 Characteristics of mothers, newborns and care (qualitative survey)

From: Social and economic consequences of the cost of obstetric and neonatal care in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo: a mixed methods study

Characteristics Frequency (n = 8) Mean
Average age of mothers (in years) 8 23.6 ± 6
Average age of newborns (in weeks) 8 7 ± 6
Average length of stay (in weeks) 8 3.1 ± 3
Profession of mothers of newborns   
Unemployed 3  
Informal sector 4  
Formal sector 1  
Average monthly income per woman (US $) 8 58.6 ± 69.0
Type of birth   
complicated vaginal delivery 4  
Cesarean section 4  
Average financial cost of childbirth
by health facility (US $)
 
Health center (first line)   
complicated vaginal delivery 2 21.8 ± 0
General referral hospital   
complicated vaginal delivery 2 250 ± 0
Cesarean section 4 120.3 ± 113.7