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Table 1 Characteristics of women who attended antenatal clinics at intervention and control hospitals

From: Outcome of multifaceted interventions for improving the quality of antenatal care in Nigerian referral hospitals

  Intervention (n = 427) Control (n = 350)
Characteristic Mean (Sd) Mean (Sd)
Age 28.9 (5.8) 30.0 (4.6)
Number of Children 1.8 (1.7) 1.8 (1.5)
Number of attending health workers 3.6 (1.5) 4.5 (1.1)
Number of total antenatal visits 3.6 (2.1) 2.9 (1.5)
  n (%) n (%)
Religion
 Catholic 46 (10.9) 62 (17.7)
 Other Christian denominations 232 (54.7) 238 (68.0)
 Islam 146 (34.4) 50 (14.3)
Education Level
 No Education 42 (9.8) 0 (0.0)
 Primary 63 (14.8) 29. (8.3)
 Secondary 150 (35.1) 155 (44.3)
 Higher 172 (40.3) 166 (47.4)
Age group
 15–20 37 (8.7) 10 (2.9)
 21–25 85 (20.0) 55 (15.7)
 26–30 144 (33.7) 114 (32.6)
 31–35 103 (24.1) 133 (38.0)
 36+ 58 (13.6) 38 (10.9)
Marital Status
 Single/Never Married/ Co habiting (Living together) 10 (2.3) 25 (7.1)
 Married (Polygamous) 68 (5.9) 14 (4.0)
 Married (Monogamous) 349 (81.7) 311 (88.9)
Employment
 Not Working 124 (29.0) 68 (19.4)
 Civil Servant 71 (16.6) 41 (11.7)
 Self-Employed 195 (45.7) 209 (59.7)
 Private Sector Employee 37 (8.7) 32 (9.1)
Read complete sentence (Yes) 130 (30.4) 70 (20.0)
First Pregnancy (Yes) 110 (25.8) 93 (26.6)
First visit to facility (Yes) 82 (19.2) 99 (28.3)