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Table 1 Background characteristics and skilled birth attendance

From: Skilled birth attendance in Sierra Leone, Niger, and Mali: analysis of demographic and health surveys

VariablesSierra Leone (n = 6461)Niger (n = 7432)Mali (n = 6502)
FrequencyUtilised SBAs at delivery (%)FrequencyUtilised SBAs at delivery (%)FrequencyUtilised SBAs at delivery (%)
Age
 15–1941745.554235.453437.9
 20–24115048.8154834.8134339.9
 25–29167748.3191632.6173840.9
 30–34135045.0155830.9136942.0
 35–39111842.5106432.392538.7
 40–4447238.457333.344139.0
 45–4927734.723123.215224.7
Place of residence
 Rural154437.7104224.2128328.4
 Urban491769.1639084.6521986.5
Level of education
 No education463840.2630327.1540434.6
 Primary93849.376056.358552.5
 Secondary82265.234376.847079.1
 Higher6394.42698.04396.4
Wealth status
 Poorest153432.9146513.5133916.4
 Poorer139436.1147721.3136021.7
 Middle139739.1153725.0132624.7
 Richer122654.6156633.0132155.9
 Richest91075.9138772.9115687.4
Marital status
 Married586244.6725632.2636039.6
 Cohabitation26854.31051.97155.7
 Widowed11148.64332.72817.7
 Divorced4036.711353.32160.5
 Separated18050.71074.92282.8
Partner’s educational level
 No education427237.4607226.5535634.2
 Primary55248.781349.947448.3
 Secondary131862.842169.155077.2
 Higher31971.312693.712286.6
Health Insurance
 No642145.0731631.9635639.7
 Yes4073.611680.414647.3
Number of ANC visits
 Less than four81025.9500026.8380324.1
 Four or more565148.0243244.7269962.1
Skilled ANC provider
 No20564.712854.434367.2
 Yes440564.1614738.5306676.5
Getting medical help for self: money needed for treatment
 Big problem456640.3456128.4344533.7
 Not a big problem189557.0287139.3305746.8
Getting medical help for self: distance to health facility
 Big problem293730.5327824.4235928.8
 Not a big problem352457.5415439.1414346.2
Getting medical help for self: getting permission to go
 Big problem111743.5153433.4191136.4
 Not a big problem534445.6589832.4459141.3
Listening to radio
 Not at all273533.3267924.9196928.8
 Less than once a week139852.7218232.2153536.6
 At least once a week232854.6257141.1299848.8
Watching television
 Not at all569041.5579525.0339926
 Less than once a week29064.682640.6124241.7
 At least once a week48177.181179.0186163.7
  1. Source Computed from Mali DHS (2012–2013), Niger DHS (2012) and Sierra Leone DHS (2013)