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Table 2 Background characteristics of the women (%)

From: Urban - rural disparities in antenatal care utilization: a study of two cohorts of pregnant women in Vietnam

Variables Urban (n = 814) Rural (n = 1318)
Age group   
< 20 0.6 4.2
20-24 12.8 41.6
25-29 46.9 34.5
30-34 30.0 12.9
35+ 9.7 6.8
Mean age of nullipara (95% CI) 26.7(26.4-27.0) 23.5(23.2-23.8)
Education   
Secondary or less 5.9 56.7
High school 31.8 26.6
Higher than high school 62.3 16.7
Occupation   
Farmers 2.5 64.4
Office staff 57.4 10.2
Workers 6.5 10.1
Business/services 20.3 10.5
Others 13.4 4.8
Head of household   
Yes 10.4 4.6
No 89.6 95.4
Marital status   
Married 99.1 98.1
Unmarried 0.9 1.9
Parity   
1 56.5 46.6
2 39.1 35.4
3+ 4.4 18.1
High risk of pregnancy   
Yes 11.3 13.4
No 88.7 86.7