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Table 1 Reproductive and socio-demographic characteristics of mothers of the deceased neonates (2008-9)

From: Causes of neonatal and maternal deaths in Dhaka slums: Implications for service delivery

Socio-demographic characteristics N = 260 (%)
Mother's age  
   15-19y 52 (20.2)
   20-24y 90 (35.0)
   25-29y 68 (26.5)
   30-35y 21 (8.2)
   35-39y 19 (7.4)
   > 40y 7 (2.7)
Monthly household income  
   < 5000 Tk.(US$66) 124 (47.7)
   5000-10000 Tk. (US$ 67-133) 120 (46.2)
   > 10, 000Tk.(US$ 134) 16 (6.2)
Mothers' education  
   None 95 (37.0)
   1-5 years 107 (41.6)
   6+years 55 (21.4)
Mothers' occupation  
   Housewife 209 (80.4)
   Maid 15 (5.8)
   Garments worker 22 (8.5)
   Others 14 (5.4)
Reproductive characteristics of mothers  
Received ante- natal care  
   Yes 223 (85.8)
   No 31 (11.9)
   Unknown 6 (2.3)
ANC taken from (n = 223)  
   BRAC (CHWs) 157 (70.4)
   MBBS doctors 36 (16.1)
   Nurse, Midwives, CSBA 24 (10.8)
   Drug sellers 2 (0.9)
   Others 4 (1.8)
Place of delivery  
   Home 108 (41.5)
   BRAC delivery centre 63 (24.2)
   Other facility 81 (31.2)
   On the way to facility 5 (1.9)
   Unknown 3 (1.2)
Mode of delivery  
   Normal vaginal delivery 219 (84.6)
   Caesarean Section (C/S) 35 (13.5)
   Unknown 5 (1.9)
Received post natal care  
   Yes 151 (58.8)
   No 98 (38.1)
   Unknown 8 (3.1)
PNC taken from (n = 152)  
   Skilled (MBBS, Nurse) 76 (50.0)
   BRAC (CHWs) 70 (46.1)
   Unskilled (village doctors, drug sellers CSBA. trained TBA) 6 (3.9)
Birth order  
   1st 82 (31.5)
   2nd 67 (25.8)
   3rd 53 (20.4)
   4th and above 58 (22.3)
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