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Table 1 Demographic Information

From: Interest of pregnant women in the use of SMS (short message service) text messages for the improvement of perinatal and postnatal care

Characteristics   Mercedes (n = 83) Rosario (n = 63) All (n = 146)
   n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (years) (the study included only women over 18) Less than 20 2 (2.4) 2 (3.2) 4 (2.7)
  20 to 34 55 (66.3) 56 (88.9) 111 (76.0)
  35 and more 26 (31.3) 5 (7.9) 31 (21.2)
Country of birth Argentina 79.0 (95.2) 60.0 (95.2) 139.0 (95.2)
  Other 4.0 (4.8) 3.0 (4.8) 7.0 (3.5)
Area of residence Urban 71.0 (85.5) 59.0 (93.7) 130.0 (89.0)
  Rural 8.0 (9.6) 2.0 (3.2) 10.0 (6.8)
  No response 4.0 (4.8) 2.0 (3.2) 6.0 (4.1)
Travel time required to get to the health center (in minutes) Less than 30 45 (54.9) 51 (81.0) 96(66.2)
  30 to 59 15 (18.3) 7 (11.1) 22 (15.2)
  60 to 119 8 (9.8) 4 (6.3) 12 (8.3)
  120 or more 14 (17.1) 1 (1.6) 15 (10.3)
Travel time required to get to the hospital (in minutes) Less than 30 14 (16.8) 25 (39.7) 39 (26.7)
30 to 59 28 (34.1) 33 (52.4) 61 (41.8)
60 to 119 26 (31.7) 4 (6.3) 30 (20.5)
120 or more 14 (17.4) 1 (1.6) 15 (10.3)
Missing 1 (1.2) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.7)
Number of people in the household Less than 5 31(37.3) 34 (54.0) 65 (44.5)
  5 or more 52 (62.7) 29 (46.0) 81 (55.5)
Number of previous births 1-2 43 (51.8) 46 (73.0) 89 (61.0)
  3-4 17 (20.5) 14 (22.2) 31 (21.2)
  5 or more 23 (27.7) 3 (4.8) 26 (17.8)
Number of children 1-2 44 (53.0) 46 (73.0) 90 (61.6)
  3 to 4 16 (19.3) 14 (22.2) 30 (20.5)
  5 or more 23 (27.7) 3 (4.8) 26 (17.8)
Women education level Less than primary school 5 (6.0) 0.0 (0.0) 5.0 (3.4)
Primary education, incomplete 15 (18.1) 5 (7.9) 20 (13.7)
Primary education, complete 22 (26.5) 16 (25.4) 38 (26.0)
Secondary education, incomplete 25 (30.1) 19 (30.2) 44 (30.1)
Secondary education, complete 13 (15.7) 18 (28.6) 31 (21.2)
Higher education, incomplete 1 (1.2) 3 (4.8) 4 (2.7)
Higher education, complete 2 (2.4) 2 (3.2) 4 (2.7)