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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of women who delivered at Jason Sendwe Hospital, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

From: Hospital detention of mothers and their infants at a large provincial hospital: a mixed-methods descriptive case study, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

  Cross-Sectional Study
Aug-Sep 2016
Not Detained (n = 41) Detained (n = 44)
Age mean (sd) [median; min-max] 29.0 (7.7) [27; 17–42] 25.7 (6.7) [25; 16–42]
Highest level of education
 None 1 (2.4%) 2 (4.5%)
 Some primary 1 (2.4%) 2 (4.5%)
 Completed primary 1 (2.4%) 1 (2.3%)
 Some secondary 20 (48.8%) 24 (54.5%)
 Completed secondary 13 (31.7%) 12 (27.3%)
 Post-secondary 5 (12.2%) 3 (6.8%)
Occupation
 Homemaking 28 (68.3%) 25 (56.8%)
 Selling 4 (9.8%) 6 (13.6%)
 Farming 0 0
 Civil service 1 (2.4%) 0
 Private company 0 3 (6.8%)
 Trades 6 (14.6%) 7 (15.9%)
 Student 0 2 (4.6%)
 Other 2 (4.9%) 0
Marital status
 Married – monogamous 40 (97.6%) 35 (80.0%)
 Married – polygamous 1 (2.4%) 1 (2.3%)
 Divorced 0 0
 Widowed 0 2 (4.6%)
 Single 0 6 (13.6%)
Age of partner (years): mean (sd) [median; min-max] n = 37:36.4 (8.1) [36; 22–55] n = 35:34.5 (8.1) [33; 22–50]
Age difference (years): mean (sd) [median; min-max] 7.1 (4.1) [6; –1–20] 7.6 (3.7) [6; 2–15]
Partner’s highest level of education n = 41 n = 38
 Unknown 1 (2.4%) 1 (2.6%)
 None 1 (2.4%) 1 (2.6%)
 Some primary 0 0
 Completed primary 0 0
 Some secondary 6 (14.6%) 7 (18.4%)
 Completed secondary 19 (46.3%) 10 (26.3%)
 Post-secondary 14 (34.1%) 19 (50.0%)
Partner’s occupation n = 41 n = 38
 Homemaking 0 1 (2.6%)
 Selling 3 (7.3%) 4 (10.5%)
 Farming 0 1 (2.6%)
 Public functionary 2 (4.9%) 2 (5.3%)
 Public company 2 (4.9%) 2 (5.3%)
 Private company 13 (31.7%) 4 (10.5%)
 Trades 15 (36.6%) 21 (55.3%)
 Student 0 0
 Other 6 (14.6%) 3 (7.9%)
Respondent’s relationship to head of household
 Partner 38 (92.7%) 34 (77.3%)
 Sister 0 1 (2.3%)
 Daughter 1 (2.4%) 3 (6.8%)
 Self 0 1 (2.3%)
 Daughter-in-law 1 (2.4%) 4 (9.1%)
 Other 1 (2.4%) 1 (2.3%)
SES
Home ownership
 Renter 28 (68.3%) 31 (70.5%)
 Own/family home 13 (31.7%) 11 (25.0%)
 Other 0 2 (4.6%)
SES Index*
 Below median (< 5) 12 (29.3%) 25 (56.8%)
 Median [6] 17 (41.5%) 13 (29.6%)
 Above median (> 5) 12 (29.3%) 6 (13.6%)
Number of people in HH mean (sd)
[median; min-max]
6.1 (3.8)
[5; 1–18]
5.1 (2.5)
[5; 2–11]
Upper limit of HH daily income/person (USD**)
Mean (sd)
[median; min-max]
n = 37
$1.78 (1.24)
[$1.50; 0.28–6.06]
n = 39
$2.01 (2.12)
[$0.87; 0.28–9.09]
  1. * SES Index based on reported wall and roof construction, water, lighting, fuel source, type of toilet, goods including electronics, appliances, fields
  2. ** USD: United States dollars (calculated using historical exchange rate between Congolese francs (CDF) and USD on August 30, 2016, midway through the study (990 CDF/USD; http://www.xe.com/currencytables/?from=CDF&date=2016-08-30 accessed 30 Aug 2017)