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Table 1 Characteristics of pregnant mothers enrolled for study at three centres (n = 431)

From: Pattern and predictors of maternal care-seeking practices for severe neonatal jaundice in Nigeria: a multi-centre survey

Factors Abuja Lagos Port Harcourt Total
n = 85 n = 136 n = 210 n (%)
Maternal age (Years)     
 < 20 0 2 0 2 (0.5)
 20 – 35 85 100 199 384 (89.1)
 >35 0 14 11 25 (5.8)
 Unknown 0 20 0 20 (4.6)
Marital status     
 Single 5 3 10 18 (4.1)
 Married 77 133 198 408 (94.7)
 Separated/Widow 3 0 2 5 (1.2)
Parity     
 0 3 58 24 85 (19.7)
 1 28 39 56 123 (28.5)
 2 or more 54 39 130 223 (51.7)
Ethnicity     
 Hausa 20 17 19 56 (13.0)
 Ibo 25 42 58 125 (29.0)
 Yoruba 15 57 12 84 (19.5)
 Others 25 20 121 166 (38.5)
Religion     
 Christianity 76 111 204 391 (90.7)
 Islam 9 25 6 40 (9.3)
Education     
 Primary 5 4 9 18 (4.2)
 Secondary 24 21 62 107 (24.9)
 Technical 10 9 24 43 (10.0)
 Tertiary 46 102 115 263 (61.0)
Education of spouse     
 Primary 1 3 4 8 (1.9)
 Secondary 13 32 44 89 (20.6)
 Technical 10 5 17 32 (7.4)
 Tertiary 61 96 145 302 (70.1)
Occupation     
 None 9 12 46 67 (15.5)
 Student 1 12 20 33 (7.7)
 Self-employed 37 41 74 152 (35.3)
 Formal Job 32 56 65 153 (35.5)
 Unknown 6 15 5 26 (6.0)
Residential type     
 Self-contained 60 110 168 338 (78.4)
 Shared 15 26 40 81 (18.8)
 Unknown 10 0 2 12 (27.8)
Home ownership status     
 Owned 26 20 62 108 (25.0)
 Rented 49 116 146 311 (72.2)
 Unknown 10 0 2 12 (27.8)