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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics and health seeking behavior of the Respondents

From: Assessment of quality of antenatal care services in Nigeria: evidence from a population-based survey

Characteristics n = 13410 Percent
Residence   
 Urban 6462 48.2
 Rural 6948 51.8
Educational attainment   
 No formal education 4080 30.4
 Primary 3083 23.0
 Secondary 4991 37.2
 Higher 1256 9.4
Marital status   
 Never married 426 3.2
 Married or LWSP 12511 93.3
 Formerly married 473 3.5
Age (Mean,SD) (29.7,7.1 yrs)   
 <20 705 5.3
 20–29 6131 45.7
 30–39 5119 38.2
 40+ 1455 10.9
Wealth quintile   
 Poorest 1406 10.5
 Poorer 2365 28.1
 Average 2895 21.6
 Wealthier 3277 24.4
 Wealthiest 3467 25.9
Geographical zone   
 North Central 2125 15.9
 North East 2018 15.1
 North West 3275 24.4
 South East 1630 12.2
 South South 1566 11.7
 South West 2796 20.9
Birth order   
 1 2614 19.5
 2 2349 17.5
 3 2077 15.5
 4 6370 47.5
Timing of ANC Initiation   
 1st Trimester 3598 26.9
 2nd Trimester 8310 62.2
 3rd Trimester 1453 10.9
Number of ANC Visits   
 Less than 4 times 2485 18.5
 4 times or more 10925 81.5
Participation in decision making   
 Yes 3803 28.4
 No 9607 71.6
Skill of ANC provider   
 Skilled 12165 90.7
 Unskilled 1245 9.3
Place of receiving ANC   
 Homes 377 2.8
 Govt hospital/clinics 9339 69.6
 Govt others 465 3.5
 Private Hospital/Clinic 3032 22.6
 Others 197 1.5