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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and Distribution of deliveries by type of attendant and place of delivery among the respondent mothers who had a live birth in the two years preceding the survey in Nyandarua District, Kenya

From: Delivery Practices and Associated Factors among Mothers Seeking Child Welfare Services in Selected Health Facilities in Nyandarua South District, Kenya

Characteristics N %†
Mean age [SD] years 28.1 [6.4]  
Marital status:   
Married 354 86.6
Single 43 10.5
Separated 11 2.7
Widow 1 0.2
Level of education:   
None 1 0.2
Primary 290 70.9
Secondary 100 24.4
College 16 3.9
University 2 0.5
Religion:   
Christian 385 94.1
Muslim 5 1.2
Traditional 1 0.2
No religious affiliation 18 4.4
Number of children:   
Mean number Alive [SD] 3 [2]  
Mean number Dead [SD] 1 [1]  
Mean number Total [SD] 3 [2]  
Less than 3 children 293 71.6
More than 3 children 116 28.2
Wealth score:   
<5 70 17.1
5-10 330 80.7
>10 9 2.2
Delivery Attendant:   
Doctor, nurse, midwife 564* 48.2
Neighbor and/or relative 452* 38.6
Self 137* 11.7
TBA 17* 1.5
Place of Delivery:   
Health Facility 562* 48
Home 608* 52
  1. Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; TBA, traditional birth attendant; * Number of deliveries; † Column percentages