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Table 1 Characteristics of participating pregnant women, Gem, western Kenya, 2003

From: Reproductive health issues in rural Western Kenya

Demographic and socio-economic information Total, n (%) (N = 673)
Mean age (SD), years 26.2 (6.7)
Age  
   < 20 years 123 (18.3)
   20–29 years 361 (53.6)
   ≥ 30 years 189 (28.1)
Median gravidity (range) 4 (1–15)
Gravidity  
   Primigravidae 88 (13.1)
   Gravidae 2–4 333 (49.5)
   Gravidae ≥ 5 252 (37.4)
Trimester of pregnancy*  
   First 42 (6.3)
   Second 292 (43.6)
   Third 336 (50.2)
Married 582 (86.5)
Education < 8 years* 332 (59.0)
Low/medium SES* 352 (68.1)
< 3 meals per day 244 (36.3)
  1. Abbreviations: SD, standard deviation; SES, socio-economic status;
  2. * Trimester not known for 3 women (0.4%); education level not known for 110 women (16.3%); SES category not known for 156 women (23.2%).