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Table 1 Distribution of selected demographic variables

From: Development of a tool to measure person-centered maternity care in developing settings: validation in a rural and urban Kenyan population

  Rural Urban Total
No. % No. % No. %
Age: Mean (SD) 857 25.0 (5.9) 530 25.6 (4.8) 1387 25.2 (5.5)
Parity: Mean (SD) 856 2.8 (2.0) 530 2.1 (1.1) 1386 2.5 (1.7)
Marital status
 Single 136 16 61 12 197 14
 Partnered/Cohabiting 3 0 75 14 78 6
 Married 676 79 382 72 1058 76
 Widowed 32 4 1 0 33 2
 Divorced/Separated 10 1 11 2 21 2
Highest grade completed
 Primary or less 483 56 204 39 687 50
 Post-primary/Vocational/Secondary 265 31 241 46 506 37
 College or above 109 13 85 16 194 14
Literacy: reading
 No, cannot read 36 4 2 0 38 3
 Yes, but with some difficulty 127 15 33 6 160 12
 Yes, Very well 694 81 495 93 1189 86
Literacy: writing
 No, cannot write 30 4 3 1 33 2
 Yes, but with some difficulty 140 16 29 6 169 12
 Yes, Very well 687 80 498 94 1185 85
Interview language a
 English 108 13 257 48 365 26
 Swahili 254 30 274 52 529 38
 Luo 495 58    495 36
Total 857 100 530 100 1387 100
  1. a For the urban sample this is the language the consent was completed in. The interview language was not specified