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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of respondents in Dodoma Region

From: Women’s determinant factors for preferred place of delivery in Dodoma region Tanzania: a cross sectional study

Variable Frequency Percent
Age in years
 15–19 49 6.2
 20–34 531 67.3
 35–49 209 26.5
 Total 789 100
Ethnic group
 Gogo 499 62.4
 Rangi 193 24.1
 Others 108 13.5
 Total 800 100
Religious belief
 Christian 583 72.9
 Muslims 217 27.1
 Total 800 100
Marital status
 Married 438 54.9
 cohabited 243 30.5
 Single 69 8.6
 Divorced, widowed separated 48 6.0
 Total 798 100
Number of children
 1–2 171 21.4
 3–4 439 54.8
 5 + 190 23.8
 Total 800 100
Education level
 No formal education 148 18.5
 Primary education 562 70.3
 Secondary /higher education 89 11.1
 Total 799 100
Employment status
 Employed 167 20.9
 peasant 633 79.1
 Total 800 100