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Table 1 Enabling and predisposing characteristics of respondents who had at least one delivery in the 3 years before the study, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2020

From: Socio-economic determinants of maternal health care utilization in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2020

Predisposing/Enabling Characteristics Number (n = 554) Percent(%)
Age
 10–19 76 13.7
 20–24 172 31.0
 25–35 254 45.8
  > 35 52 9.4
Schooling
 No 210 37.9
 Yes 344 62.1
Education level attainment
 None 210 37.9
 Primary 142 25.6
 Junior Secondary 142 25.6
 Senior Secondary 56 10.1
 Vocational/Higher 4 0.7
Religion
 Christian 217 39.2
 Islam 337 60.8
Ethnicity
 Mende 399 72.0
 Kissi 124 22.4
 Others 31 5.6
Number of Children Alive
 0–2 275 49.6
 3–5 231 41.7
 6+ 48 8.7
Parity
 1 132 23.8
 2–4 292 52.7
 5+ 130 23.5
Number of Births in the past 5 years
 1 265 47.8
 2+ 289 52.2
Marital Status
 Single 37 6.7
 Married/Living Together 496 89.5
 Divorced/separated/Widowed 21 3.8
Occupation
 Employed 433 78.2
 Unemployed 121 21.8
Distance to Health Facility (Minutes)
  < 30 196 35.4
 30–60 132 23.8
  > 60 226 40.8
Husband’s Occupation
 Unemployed 78 14.1
 Employed 476 85.9
Husband’s Education level attainment
 None 238 43.0
 Primary 72 13.0
 Junior Secondary 109 19.7
 Senior Secondary 82 14.8
 Vocational/Higher 53 9.6
Residence
 Rural 381 68.8
 Urban 173 31.2
Type of Floor
 Natural 394 71.1
 Modern 160 28.9
Type of Toilet
 Flush 14 2.5
 Pit/Others 540 97.5