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Table 3 The Characteristics of the Women and their Household1

From: The economic burden of maternal mortality on households: evidence from three sub-counties in rural western Kenya

  Cases Controls p-value
Mean age of women 27.3 (n=59) 26.3 (n=86) 0.414
Age distribution of women    
15-19 10.2% (n=59) 20.9% (n=86) 0.0719***
20-24 27.1% (n=59) 26.7% (n=86) 0.9606
25-29 35.6% (n=59) 23.3% (n=86) 0.1155
30-34 8.5% (n=59) 12.8% (n=86) 0.4032
35-39 16.9% (n=59) 11.6% (n=86) 0.3794
40+ 1.7% (n=59) 4.7% (n=86) 0.3004
Mean number of children to women 2.2 (n=45) 2.1 (n=78) 0.817
Marital status of women    
Married monogamous/cohabiting 57.6% (n=59) 63.9% (n=86) 0.448
Not married 27.1% (n=59) 25.6% (n=86) 0.838
Married polygamous 15.3% (n=59) 10.5 (n=86) 0.408
Educational status of women    
Primary 69.5% (n=59) 70.9% (n=86) 0.854
Secondary 23.7% (n=59) 18.6% (n=86) 0.466
Higher 3.4% (n=59) 3.5% (n=86) 0.975
Vocational training 1.7% (n=59) 3.5% (n=86) 0.494
None 1.7% (n=59) 2.3 (n=86) 0.789
Don’t know N/A 1.2% (n=86) 0.32
Professional category of women    
Skilled 45.8% (n=59) 24.4% (n=86) 0.009*
Unskilled 25.4% (n=59) 34.9% (n=86) 0.222
None 28.8% (n=59) 40.7% (n=86) 0.139
Household size 5.6 (n=45) 4.8 (n=78) 0.065***
  1. 1. (*) significance at 1%; (**) significance at 5%; (***) significance at 10%.