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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of interviewed women and men

From: Knowledge and reported practices of men and women on maternal and child health in rural Guinea Bissau: a cross sectional survey

  Women Men
  number % number %
Age (year, mean, SD) 27.9 7.7 40.7 14.5
Ethnicity     
Balanta 15 4.8 15 4.8
Beafada 99 31.9 97 31.3
Fula 133 42.9 132 42.6
Nalu 32 10.3 34 11.0
Mandinka 12 3.9 12 3.9
Susu 7 2.3 7 2.3
Other 12 3.9 13 4.2
Never attended school 202 65.2 56 18.1
Education level     
Primary 85 27.4 116 37.4
Secondary 4 1.3 30 9.7
Higher 0 0.0 10 3.2
Koranic 19 6.1 98 31.6
Can't read 257 82.9 90 29.0