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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the pregnant women participants of HBI in Benue State, Nigeria

From: Community based screening for sickle haemoglobin among pregnant women in Benue State, Nigeria: I-Care-to-Know, a Healthy Beginning Initiative

Variables N = 10,168
n (%)
Age in categories (years)
 30 8,145 (81.1)
 30 – 49 1,911 (18.8)
  ≥ 50 11 (0.1)
Median age 24 years; IQR 8
Marital Status
 Single 24 (0.2)
 Married 10,056 (98.9)
 Widowed 67 (0.7)
 Separated 15 (0.1)
 Divorced 5 (0.0)
Occupation
 Unemployed 253 (2.53)
 Civil servants 181 (1.8)
 Farmers 8,835 (86.9)
 Traders 632 (6.2)
 Others 266 (2.6)
Highest Educational level
 No formal education 1,806 (17.8)
 Primary 2,990 (29.4)
 Secondary 4,720 (46.4)
 Tertiary 651 (6.4)
Income (Naira)
 0 – 20,000 9,383 (92.3)
  > 20,000 – 50,000 607 (6.0)
  > 50,000 – 100,000 130 (1.3)
  > 100,000 47 (0.5)
Distance to facility (Km)
 0 – 5 (Walk) 7,563 (74.4)
 6 – 10 (Bike) 2,269 (22.3)
 11 – 15 (Short ride) 234 (2.3)
  > 15 (Long ride) 101 (1.0)