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Table 1 Characteristics of women aged 15–49 years who gave birth in Sudan from 2008–2010

From: Factors associated with antenatal and delivery care in Sudan: analysis of the 2010 Sudan household survey

Background characteristics No. Percent
Area of residence-Missing: 389 (6.4 %)   
 Rural 4134 72.8
 Urban 1541 27.2
Maternal age-Missing: 389 (6.7 %)   
 Younger age group (15–34 years) 4317 76.1
 Older age group (35–49 years) 1358 23.9
Wealth index quintiles-Missing: 390 (6.4 %)   
 Poorest 1319 23.2
 Second 1255 22.1
 Middle 1263 22.3
 Fourth 1065 18.8
 Richest 772 13.6
Education-Missing: 389 (6.4 %)   
 None 2522 44.4
 Primary 1917 33.8
 Secondary + 961 16.9
 Adult education/informal education 275 4.8
Working status-Missing: 488 (8.1 %)   
 Not working 5232 93.8
 Working 344 6.2
Parity (number of pregnancies)-Missing: 390 (6.4 %)   
  > 2 3681 64.9
 1–2 1993 35.1
Received ANC-Missing: 94 (1.7 %)   
 Yes 4326 77.4
 No 1260 22.6
Complications during pregnancy-Missing: 2419 (42.6 %)   
 No/Non serious complication 1752 53.7
 Serious complication 1509 46.3