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Table 2 Distribution of skilled birth attendance during delivery by age at first birth and individual and contextual characteristics of young women in sub-Saharan Africa

From: Early age at first childbirth and skilled birth attendance during delivery among young women in sub-Saharan Africa

Variables Weighted N Weighted % Skilled birth attendance  during delivery p-value
Age at first birth     < 0.001
  < 20 years 38,380 72.6 70.9  
 20-24 years 14,495 27.4 87.1  
Level of education     < 0.001
 No education 15,524 29.4 61.5  
 Primary 18,242 34.5 77.3  
 Secondary + 19,109 36.1 84.7  
Marital status     < 0.001
 Not married 7388 14.0 79.3  
 Married 31,805 60.2 72.9  
 Cohabiting 9627 18.2 80.6  
 Widowed 286 0.5 65.1  
 Divorced/separated 3769 7.1 75.4  
Parity     < 0.001
 One birth 23,989 45.4 79.3  
 Two births 17,940 33.9 75.1  
 Three births 7992 15.1 68.9  
 Four or more births 2954 5.6 62.3  
Wealth index     < 0.001
 Poorest 10,806 20.4 64.0  
 Poorer 11,619 22.0 71.1  
 Middle 10,788 20.4 75.9  
 Richer 10,749 20.3 81.3  
 Richest 8913 16.9 86.6  
Mass media exposure    < 0.001
 No 19,341 36.6 69.6  
 Yes 33,534 63.4 78.7  
Sex of head of household    0.003
 Male 40,940 77.4 74.9  
 Female 11,935 22.6 76.8  
Religion     < 0.001
 Christianity 33,242 62.9 80.0  
 Islam 17,452 33.0 67.5  
 Others 2181 4.1 67.6  
Residence     < 0.001
 Urban 18,392 34.8 83.7  
 Rural 34,483 65.2 70.9  
Community-level literacy    < 0.001
 Low 18,992 35.9 66.3  
 Medium 17,948 33.9 77.3  
 High 15,935 30.2 83.9  
Community socio-economic level    < 0.001
 Low 26,349 49.8 67.6  
 Medium 10,142 19.2 80.0  
 High 16,383 31.0 84.8  
Sub-region     < 0.001
 West Africa 19,417 36.7 72.1  
 East Africa 21,416 40.5 79.7  
 Central Africa 10,215 19.3 70.5  
 Southern Africa 1827 3.5 86.1