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Table 1 Background characteristics of women who had given birth in the last 5 years

From: Continuum of maternity care in Zambia: a national representative survey

Characteristics N=7325 %
Parity
 Three or more 3884 53.0
 Two 1440 19.7
 One 2001 27.3
Residence
 Urban 2811 38.4
 Rural 4513 61.6
Provinces
 Central 640 8.7
 Copper belt 969 13.2
 Eastern 983 13.4
 Luapula 640 8.7
 Lusaka 1219 16.6
 Muchinga 433 5.9
 Northern 615 8.4
 North Western 404 5.5
 Southern 946 12.9
 Western 477 6.5
Working status
 Not working 3835 52.4
 Working 3490 47.6
Marital status
 Not Married 1819 24.8
 Married 5506 75.2
Education Level
 No Education 689 9.4
 Primary Education 3595 49.1
 Secondary Education 2726 37.2
Tertiary 316 4.3
Wealth Index
 Poorest 1676 22.9
 Poorer 1527 20.8
 Middle 1390 19.0
 Richer 1471 20.1
 Richest 1262 17.2
Age in years
 15-24 2605 35.6
 25-34 3020 41.2
 35-49 1699 23.2
ANC timinga
 Second or third trimester 4542 62.0
 First trimester 2690 36.7
Exposure to Newspapers
 Yes 1217 16.6
 No 6108 83.4
Exposure to Radio
 Yes 3278 44.8
 No 4047 55.2
Exposure to TV
 Yes 2581 35.2
 No 4744 64.8
Preceding Birth Intervalb
 24 months and above 4666 63.7
 Less than 24 months 822 11.2
Partner’s educationc
 No education 322 4.4
 Primary 2011 27.5
 Secondary 2530 34.5
 Tertiary 444 6.1
Age at first sex
 Less than 18 years 5444 74.3
 18 years and above 1880 25.7
Healthcare seeking decisiond
 Involved 4374 59.7
 Not involved 1132 15.5
Age at first birth
 Less than 20 years 4987 68.1
 20 years and above 2338 31.9
ANC attendancee
 Less than 4 2611 35.9
 4 and above 4651 64.1
Place of delivery
 Home 951 13.0
 Health Facility 6373 87.0
Postnatal care
 No 2691 36.7
 Yes 4633 63.2
  1. aMissing 93, bmissing 1836, cmissing 2018, dmissing 1819, emissing 63