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Table 2 Maternal characteristics of weighted pregnancy events from the five EN-INDEPTH HDSS sites (n = 14,984)

From: Pregnancy intention data completeness, quality and utility in population-based surveys: EN-INDEPTH study

  Bandim
n = 2708
n (%)
Dabat
n = 2019
n (%)
IgangaMayuge n = 1975
n (%)
Kintampo n = 3625
n (%)
Matlab n = 4656
n (%)
Overall n = 14,984
n (%)
Maternal age at interview
  15–24 712 (26.3) 389 (19.3) 496 (25.1) 554 (15.3) 1478 (31.7) 3629 (24.2)
  25–34 1349 (49.8) 975 (48.3) 985 (49.9) 1710 (47.2) 2545 (54.7) 7565 (50.5)
  35+ 647 (23.9) 655 (32.4) 494 (25.0) 1360 (37.5) 633 (13.6) 3789 (25.3)
  Mean age 29.5 30.8 29.7 32.2 27.8 29.8
Marital status at interviewa
  Currently in union 2108 (77.9) 1908 (94.5) 1797 (91.0) 3325 (91.7) 4656 (100) 13,794 (92.1)
  Not in union 597 (22.1) 111 (5.5) 178 (9.0) 301 (8.3) 0 (0.0) 1187 (7.9)
Highest level of education
  No education 950 (35.1) 1313 (65.0) 170 (8.6) 1499 (41.3) 175 (3.8) 4108 (27.4)
  Primary 746 (27.5) 434 (21.5) 1084 (54.9) 1800 (49.6) 822 (17.7) 4886 (32.6)
  Secondary+ 1012 (37.4) 272 (13.4) 720 (36.5) 327 (9.0) 3659 (78.6) 5990 (40.0)
Wealth quintile
  Poorest 690 (25.5) 263 (13.0) 272 (13.8) 716 (19.8) 887 (19.0) 2827 (18.9)
  Poor 528 (19.5) 336 (16.7) 353 (17.9) 761 (21.0) 977 (21.0) 2956 (19.7)
  Middle 469 (17.3) 447 (22.1) 365 (18.5) 704 (19.4) 924 (19.8) 2909 (19.4)
  Rich 509 (18.8) 390 (19.3) 458 (23.2) 713 (19.7) 932 (20.0) 3003 (20.0)
  Richest 512 (18.9) 582 (28.8) 528 (26.7) 731 (20.2) 936 (20.1) 3288 (21.9)
Number of living children at conception
  0 544 (20.1) 246 (12.2) 251 (12.7) 429 (11.8) 1308 (28.1) 2777 (18.5)
  1–2 1277 (47.2) 690 (34.2) 660 (33.4) 1411 (38.9) 2971 (63.8) 7009 (46.8)
  3–4 650 (24.0) 583 (28.9) 517 (26.2) 1138 (31.4) 351 (7.5) 3239 (21.6)
  5+ 237 (8.8) 500 (24.8) 548 (27.7) 647 (17.9) 26 (0.6) 1959 (13.1)
  Mean no of living children 2.0 3.0 3.2 2.7 1.1 2.2
No of desired family sizea
  0–2 436 (16.4) 618 (30.6) 144 (7.3) 483 (13.3) na 1681 (16.4)
  3–4 1155 (43.4) 477 (23.7) 570 (28.9) 1101 (30.4) na 3303 (32.1)
  5–6 393 (14.8) 420 (20.8) 850 (43.1) 1077 (29.7) na 2740 (26.7)
  7+ 124 (4.7) 270 (13.4) 388 (19.7) 526 (14.5) na 1309 (12.7)
  Non-numeric 552 (20.7) 232 (11.5) 22 (1.1) 436 (12.0) na 1241 (12.1)
  Mean desired family size 3.8 3.6 5.4 4.6 na 4.4
Future fertility desire
  Want more 1864 (69.5) 1327 (65.7) 1354 (69.4) 2418 (67.7) na 6963 (68.1)
  No more 407 (15.2) 539 (26.7) 469 (24.0) 790 (22.1) na 2205 (21.6)
  Cannot get pregnant 2 (0.1) 5 (0.3) 43 (2.2) 26 (0.7) na 77 (0.8)
  Undecided/ don’t know 407 (15.2) 147 (7.3) 86 (4.4) 336 (9.4) na 977 (9.6)
Median time since last delivery (months)
  25 26 22 27 29 26
Number of ANC visits
  0 34 (1.4) 663 (32.9) 18 (0.9) 59 (2.1) 298 (6.4) 1072 (7.7)
  1–3 424 (17.9) 716 (35.5) 642 (32.7) 519 (18.1) 1626 (35.0) 3927 (28.3)
  4+ 1910 (80.7) 636 (31.6) 1304 (66.4) 2287 (79.8) 2727 (58.6) 8865 (63.9)
Place of last delivery
  Home 797 (34.0) 1185 (59.7) 175 (9.4) 1158 (32.4) 1402 (39.6) 4718 (35.4)
  Health facility 1549 (66.0) 801 (40.3) 1698 (90.6) 2416 (67.6) 2143 (60.4) 8606 (64.6)
Last pregnancy outcome
  Stillbirth 51 (1.9) 18 (0.9) 15 (0.7) 59 (1.6) 79 (1.7) 221 (1.5)
  Neonatal death 99 (3.7) 52 (2.6) 56 (2.9) 81 (2.3) 101 (2.2) 390 (2.6)
  Post-neonatal survivors 2559 (96.3) 1949 (97.4) 1904 (97.1) 3486 (97.7) 4476 (97.8) 14,373 (97.4)
Birthweight of last pregnancy outcomeb
  < 2.5 Kg 203 (11.9) 21 (8.4) 156 (9.7) 105 (6.8) 626 (22.0) 1111 (13.9)
  ≥ 2.5 Kg 1501 (88.1) 233 (91.6) 1457 (90.3) 1448 (93.2) 2223 (78.0) 6862 (86.1)
  1. Weighted numbers (‘n’) were rounded to the nearest whole numbers; hence, there may be slight variations in cumulative totals
  2. na not applicable
  3. a Current marital status and also desired family size were not collected in Matlab
  4. b A total of 46.8% of the birthweight data were missing