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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the sample from the cross sectional survey

From: Beliefs and practices during pregnancy and childbirth in urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Characteristics   n  %
Electricity in household   601  89.4
Piped drinking water in household   376  56
Ever attended school/madrassa   361  53.7
Religion (Islam)   663  98.7
Marital status (currently married)   663  98.7
Currently employed   116  17.3
Number of children ever born
 1–2   396  58.9
 3–4   189  28.1
 5 or more      87  13.0
Total   N=672   100.0