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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of pregnant women by county

From: Predictors for neonatal death in the rural areas of Shaanxi Province of Northwestern China: a cross-sectional study

  County Total sample
Xun Yi Bing Lin You Qian Yang Zhou Zhi
Number of pregnant women 949 919 956 937 945 4706
Maternal age mean(SD)* 28.2(5.2) 28.1(5.5) 28.0(4.6) 27.5(5.0) 27.7(4.9) 27.9(5.1)
 <20 9(0.9) 15(1.6) 9(1.0) 13(1.4) 12(1.3) 58(1.3)
 20-35 832(87.8) 799(87.1) 882(92.9) 809(89.7) 857(91.1) 4179(89.7)
 >35 107(11.3) 104(11.3) 95(6.1) 80(8.9) 72(7.6) 421(9.0)
Women’s education       
 None 5(0.6) 10(1.2) 30(3.4) 5(0.6) 3(0.3) 53(1.2)
 Primary school 193(21.8) 249(30.6) 382(43.8) 197(22.0) 121(13.1) 1142(26.0)
 Junior high school or higher 688(77.6) 555(68.2) 461(52.8) 694(77.4) 801(86.6) 3199(72.8)
First pregnancy       
 Yes 545(57.4) 405(44.1) 491(51.4) 568(60.7) 541(57.3) 2548(54.1)
Household Wealth Index       
 Poorest 301(31.7) 363(39.5) 635(66.4) 162(17.3) 115(12.2) 1576(33.5)
 Middle income 381(40.2) 298(32.4) 247(25.9) 333(35.5) 305(32.3) 1564(33.2)
 Richest 267(28.1) 258(28.1) 74(7.7) 442(47.2) 525(55.5) 1566(33.3)
  1. Comparison of baseline characteristics of the women delivered after March 2007 enrolled in survey trial by counties, Shaanxi Province, China 2010–04. Frequency and percentage in bracket are reported.
  2. Values are number (%) of women (singleton babies only) unless otherwise mentioned.
  3. *Reported as mean and SD (standard deviation).