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Table 1 Participants characteristics stratified by either home or health facility delivery

From: Why mothers still deliver at home: understanding factors associated with home deliveries and cultural practices in rural coastal Kenya, a cross-section study

Characteristics Delivered at home (N = 103) Delivered in a health facility (N = 291) Overall (N = 394) P-value
Age in years Mean (sd) 27.4 (6.1) 25.4 (5.3) 25.9 (5.6) 0.002
Marital Status N (%)     
   Married 91 (25) 262 (72) 365 (90)  
   Divorced 4 (36) 7 (64) 11 (2.7) 0.43
   Widowed 3 (50) 3 (50) 6 (1.5)  
   Single/never married 5 (20) 19 (76) 25 (6.1)  
Type of marriage     
   Monogamy 75 (23) 244 (74) 328 (80)  
   Polygamy 23 (44) 26 (50) 52 (13) <0.0001
   Others 0 13 (100) 13 (3.2)  
   Missing 5 (29) 8 (47) 17 (3.2)  
Number of children     
   One child 16 (12) 109 (85) 129 (31)  
   2 to 4 children 56 (28) 139 (69) 202 (49) <0.0001
   5 children and above 31 (39) 43 (54) 79 (19)  
Religion     
   Christian 79 (25) 227 (72) 316 (77)  
   Muslim 24 (26) 64 (70) 91 (22) <0.0001
Level of education     
   None 26 (39) 36 (55) 66 (16)  
   Primary level 63 (26) 172 ( 242 (59) 0.001
   Secondary level 12 (18) 54 (82) 66 (16)  
   Post-secondary level 2 (6.3) 28 (88) 32 (7.8)  
Partner Characteristics     
   Age in years Mean (sd) 33.0 (8.6) 31.0 (6.8) 31.5 (7.3) 0.02
Level of education     
   None 13 (43) 16 (53) 30 (7.3)  
   Primary level 51 (28) 126 (69) 183 (45) 0.001
   Secondary level 29 (24) 91 (74) 123 (30)  
   Post-secondary level 6 (13) 39 (85) 46 (11)  
Partner the decision maker 79 (24) 248 (76) 338 (86) 0.02
Partner the bread winner 85 (26) 242 (74) 338 (86) 0.24
Distance from household to the nearest hospital   
   <5 kms 26 (15) 151 (85) 179 (44)  
   5 to 10 Kms 36 (28) 94 (72) 137 (34) <0.0001
   ≥10 Kms 25 (45) 30 (55) 58 (14)  
   Don’t Know 16 (52) 15 (48) 32 (8)