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Table 3 Characteristics of MCH handbook respondents according to maternal wealth status in Mirbachakot and Kama districts of Afghanistan from August 2017 to April 2018

From: Home-based records for poor mothers and children in Afghanistan, a cross sectional population based study

  Poorest Least poor Total in wealth status known Wealth status not known Total
(n = 722) (n = 1082) (n = 1804) (n = 139) (n = 1943)
Wealth quintilea
 Lowest quintile 1 361 (50.0%) 0 (0.0%) 361 (20.0%) 0 (0.0%) 361 (18.6%)
 2 361 (50.0%) 0 (0.0%) 361 (20.0%) 0 (0.0%) 361 (18.6%)
 3 0 (0.0%) 361 (33.6%) 361 (20.0%) 0 (0.0%) 361 (18.6%)
 4 0 (0.0%) 361 (33.6%) 361 (20.0%) 0 (0.0%) 361 (18.6%)
 Highest quintile 5 0 (0.0%) 360 (33.3%) 360 (19.8%) 0 (0.0%) 360 (18.5%)
Not known 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 139 (100.0%) 139 (7.2%)
Maternal education
 No education 612 (84.8%) 805 (74.4%) 1417 (78.5%) 107 (77.0%) 1524 (78.4%)
 Primary 39 (5.4%) 103 (9.5%) 142 (7.9%) 7 (5.0%) 149 (7.7%)
 Secondary+ 37 (5.1%) 121 (11.2%) 158 (8.8%) 12 (8.6%) 170 (8.8%)
 Not known 34 (4.7%) 53 (4.9%) 87 (4.8%) 13 (9.4%) 100 (5.2%)
Maternal age
 16-19y 32 (4.4%) 42 (3.9%) 74 (4.1%) 0 (0.0%) 74 (3.8%)
 20-24y 199 (27.6%) 355 (32.8%) 554 (30.7%) 26 (18.7%) 580 (29.9%)
 25-29y 189 (26.2%) 319 (29.5%) 508 (28.2%) 32 (23.0%) 540 (27.8%)
 30-34y 174 (24.1%) 205 (19.0%) 379 (21.0%) 52 (37.4%) 431 (22.2%)
 35 + y 128 (17.7%) 161 (14.9%) 289 (16.0%) 29 (20.9%) 318 (16.4%)
Parity
 1 145 (20.1%) 152 (14.1%) 197 (10.9%) 7 (5.0%) 304 (15.7%)
 2–6 469 (65.0%) 732 (67.7%) 1201 (66.6%) 89 (64.0%) 1290 (66.4%)
 7+ 108 (15.0%) 198 (18.3%) 306 (17.0%) 43 (30.9%) 349 (18.0%)
Age of child
  < 1 m 41 (5.7%) 64 (5.9%) 105 (5.8%) 0 (0.0%) 105 (5.4%)
 1 m 106 (14.7%) 144 (13.3%) 250 (13.9%) 19 (13.7%) 269 (13.8%)
 2 m 92 (12.7%) 108 (10.0%) 200 (11.1%) 11 (7.9%) 211 (10.9%)
 3 m 87 (12.1%) 138 (12.8%) 225 (12.5%) 21 (15.1%) 246 (12.7%)
 4 m 68 (9.4%) 142 (13.1%) 210 (11.6%) 19 (13.7%) 229 (11.8%)
 5 m 95 (13.2%) 135 (12.9%) 230 (12.7%) 20 (14.4%) 250 (12.9%)
 6 m 233 (32.3%) 351 (32.4%) 584 (32.4%) 49 (35.3%) 633 (32.6%)
Sex of child
 Female 335 (46.4%) 517 (47.8%) 852 (47.2%) 89 (64.0%) 941 (48.4%)
 Male 387 (53.6%) 565 (52.2%) 952 (52.8%) 50 (36.0%) 1002 (51.6%)
  1. MCH Maternal and child health
  2. aWealth category = poorest = quintiles 1,2; least poor = quintiles 3,4,5