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Table 1 General characteristics of participants in the two study districts

From: Antibiotic knowledge, attitudes and reported practice during pregnancy and six months after birth: a follow- up study in Lao PDR

Characteristics Total
(n = 539)
Feuang
(n = 274, 51%)
Vangvieng
(n = 265,49%)
P-value
Age (mean SD) 24.7 ± 6.1 23.9 ± 6.0 25.5 ± 6.0 < 0.01
Household size (median number of people, IQR) 5 (4–7) 6 (4–8) 5 (4–7) 0.10
Incomea (Lao Kips)
(median, IQR)
2000,.000
(1000,000-3,000,000)
1,200,000
(600,000-2,500,000)
2000,000
(1,500,000-3,500,000)
< 0.01
Ethnic-group     < 0.01
 Lao-Tai (main ethnic group) 247 (45.8) 106 (38.6) 141 (53.2)  
 Other ethnic groups 292 (54.1) 168 (61.3) 124 (46.7)  
Education     < 0.01
 Illiterate 61 (11.3) 36 (13.1) 25 (9.4)  
 Primary 164 (30.4) 107 (39.0) 57 (21.5)  
 Lower secondary and higher 314 (58.2) 131(47.8) 183 (69.0)  
Occupation     < 0.01
 Farmer 254 (47.1) 147 (53.6) 107 (40.3)  
 Housewife/work without pay 190 (35.2) 89 (32.4) 101 (38.1)  
 Work with pay 95 (17.6) 38 (13.8) 57(21.5)  
Number of pregnancies     
 1 181 (33.5) 88 (32.1) 93 (35.0) 0.27
 2 126 (23.3) 59 (21.5) 67 (25.2)  
  > =3 232 (43.0) 127 (46.4) 105 (39.6)  
ANC visits during pregnancy     0.04
  < =1 33 (6.1) 14 (5.1) 19 (7.1)  
 2–3 50 (9.2) 18 (6.5) 32 (12.0)  
  > =4 456 (84.6) 242 (88.3) 214 (80.7)  
Delivery mode     0.37
 Vaginal 512 (94.8) 258 (94.1) 254 (95.8)  
 Assisted or c-section 27 (5.2) 16 (5.8) 11(4.1)  
  1. Abbreviations: ANC antenatal care, SD standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range, a Income information was missing from 20 women