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Table 3 Reproductive and socio-demographic characteristics of deceased women in the study area during 2008-2009

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

Socio-demographic characteristics N (%) (n = 38)
Age at death  
   15-19y 3 (7.9)
   20-24y 11 (28.9)
   25-29y 9 (23.7)
   30-35y 6 (15.8)
   35-39y 7 (18.4)
   > 40y 2 (5.3)
Monthly household income  
   < 5000 Tk.(US$ 66) 23 (60.5)
   ≥ 5000 Tk. (US$ 67 and more) 15 (39.5)
Education  
   None 16 (42.1)
   1-5 years 10 (26.3)
   6+years 9 (23.7)
   Unknown 3 (7.9)
Occupation  
   Housewife 30 (78.9)
   Garments worker 4 (10.5)
   Others 4 (10.5)
Received ante-natal care  
   Yes 31 (81.6)
   No 4 (10.5)
   Unknown 3 (7.9)
ANC taken from(n = 31)  
   BRAC (CHWs) 16 (51.6)
   MBBS doctors 6 (19.4)
   Unknown 9 (29.0)
Place of delivery (n = 29)  
   Home 9 (31.0)
   BRAC delivery centre 3 (10.3)
   Government hospital 12 (41.4)
   Other NGO/private hospital 5 (17.2)
Mode of delivery(n = 28)  
   Normal vaginal delivery 21 (75)
   Caesarean section (C/S) 5 (17.9)
   Unknown 2 (7.1)
Received post natal care (n = 28)  
   Yes 15 (49.5)
   No 12 (31.6)
   Unknown 11 (28.9)
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