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Table 1 Weighted Demographic Characteristics for 1004 Respondents

From: A mixed methods assessment of barriers to maternal, newborn and child health in Gogrial West, South Sudan

Characteristic N/Total Respondents, Female Females
Weighted % (95% CI)
N/Total Respondents, Male Males
Weighted % (95% CI)
Agea, mean, y 852/860 26.0 (16.0,47.0) 142/144 40.0 (18.0,75.0)
Education
 None 833/860 93.0 (91.2,94.7) 137/144 77.7 (70.8,84.7)
 Years (formal) 833/860 0.3 (0.2,0.4) 137/144 1.1 (0.7,1.6)
 Unable to read 803/860 95.4 (94.0,96.9) 136/144 83.3 (77.0, 89.6)
Marital status 851/860   144/144  
 Never     0.8 (0.0,2.2)
 Married   95.5 (94.1,96.9)   97.6 (95.0,100.0)
 Widowed   3.8 (2.5,5.1)   0.8 (0.0,2.2)
 Otherb   0.7 (0.1,1.2)   0.9 (0.0,2.4)
Wife number 850/860    
 First   62.4 (59.2,65.7)   
 Second   21.1 (18.4,23.9)   
 Third or greater   16.5 (14.0,19.0)   
Number of wives    137/144  
 Mean     1.8 (1.7,2.0)
 None     0.8 (0.0,2.3)
 One     43.4 (35.1,51.7)
 Two     35.1 (27.1,43.0)
 Three or more     20.7 (14.1,27.7)
Bride Pricec 819/860 25.9 (25.0,26.9)   
Age of marriage, y 819/860 17.7 (17.6,17.9)   
Occupation 843/860   143/144  
 Farmer   75.5 (72.6,78.4)   63.2 (55.3,71.1)
 Homemaker   15.7 (13.2,18.2)   4.6 (1.2,8.1)
 Small business   5.9 (4.3,7.5)   13.4 (7.8,19.0)
 Government   0.2 (0.0,0.5)   10.9 (5.8,16.1)
 Otherd   2.7 (1.6,3.8)   
Monthly income, mean USD 763/860 11 (10,12)   
Water
 Enough availablee 840/860 68.4 (65.2,71.5)   
 Distance to source (mins) 787/860 32.7 (30.0,35.3)   
 Time fetching/d (hrs) 765/860 2.6 (2.5,2.8)   
 Fetched water while pregnant 844/860 97.4 (96.3,98.4)   
Water source while pregnantf 857/860    
 Protected source   83.9 (81.5,86.4)   
 Unprotected source   16.1 (13.6, 18.5)   
  1. aQualitative interviews revealed that female respondents did not know their age. Respondents stated “unless a girl or woman is in school, she may not know her age” or “you will need to ask my mother;” therefore, women’s age is likely an estimate
  2. bOther: living with partner, spouse missing/killed in conflict/divorced/separated
  3. c This estimate assumes one cow has a value of 250 USD, and was equivalent to 5 goats or 12 sacks of durah which was counted as half a cow. This price represent the price paid in cows to the wife’s family for marriage
  4. dOther: day labor, student
  5. eEnough, yes or no for drinking, washing hands, bathing for everyone in the household
  6. fProtected water source: borehole, protected well/spring; Unprotected water source: Unprotected well, Unprotected spring, River/stream, Lake/pond, Rain catchment