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Table 1 Demographics of participants

From: Toward an intravaginal device to detect risk of preterm labor: a user-centered design approach in Sub-Saharan Africa

  Kenya South Africa
  Female
n (%)
Male
n (%)
Female
n (%)
Male
n (%)
Community participants 87 17 55 36
 Focus groups 82 (94) 17 (100) 50 (91) 36 (100)
 In depth interviews 5 (6) N/A 5 (9) N/A
Age (range) 23 (17–40) 31 (24–40) 23 (16–37) 30 (21–42)
No. of children (range) 1 (0–5) 2 (0–5) 1 (0–3) 2 (0–7)
History of PTB 8 (9) 1 (6) 8 (15) 9 (25)
Urban 40 (46) 10 (59) 22 (40) 17 (47)
Rural 42 (48) 8 (47) 28 (51) 19 (53)
Employed 20 (23) 17 (100) 8 (15) 4 (11)
Education level
 Primary school 53 (61) 7 (41) 14 (25) 17 (47)
 Secondary school 19 (22) 7 (41) 40 (73) 18 (50)
 College/University 3 (3) 2 (3) 1 (2) 0 (0)
Relationship status     
 Partner—cohabiting 62 (71) 15 (88) 11 (20) 9 (25)
 Partner—not cohabiting 23 (26) 2 (12) 44 (80) 25 (69)
Proximity to healthcare centre     
 ≤ 5 km distance 72 (83) 16 (94) 40 (73) 34 (94)
 > 5 km distance 16 (18) 1 (6) 15 (27) 2 (6)
 Travel by foot 36 (41) 11 (65) 30 (55) 29 (81)
Travel by public transport 43 (49) 6 (35) 23 (42) 7 (19)
Has own cellphone: 67 (77) 16 (94) 51 (93) 35 (97)
Healthcare providers 8 8
Provider type   
 Managerial 0 1
 Physician 3 1
 Nurse 4 4
 Counselor/community health worker 1 2
Female 5 7
Mean age (range) 41 (29–55) 44 (27–61)
Mean years in practice (range) 13 (2–26) 7 (0–20)
Health systems experts 5 5
Female 2 3
Mean age (range) 42 (31–53) 52 (40–66)
Mean years in current position (range) 6 (0–9) 6 (1–19)