Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics and pregnancy and childbirth outcomes

VariablesResults from the survey
Women interviewedn255*
Age 29.2 SD8.4, (n255)
Number of children 3.3 SD2.1, (n248)
Woman’s education above primary37.8% (n249)
Woman did not attend school4.4% (n249)
Household head
 Husband68% (n255)
 Parents/parents in laws21% (n255)
 Women7% (n255)
 Other4% (n255)
Husband is a farmer or manual worker77% (n255)
Women or family own agricultural land83% (n255)
More than two acres of land62% (n204)
Woman is involved in decisions on land6% (n214)
Woman is farmer or manual worker74% (n255)
Woman earns money from agricultural work97% (n231)
Husband is main financial provider at home57% (n255)
Pregnancy and delivery
The partner provided support during last pregnancy70% (n254)
Who paid for transportation to health facility
 Husband58% (n234)
 Women30% (n234)
 Family6% (n234)
 Volunteer/community member6% (n234)
Woman did not recognise any danger signs during pregnancy38% (n250)
Woman did not recognise any danger signs during labour66% (n249)
Woman did not have antenatal care2% (n256)
Delivered in a health facility90% (n250)
Woman experienced any form of mental/verbal abuse at home36% (n254)
Woman experienced physical violence19% (n254)
  • *n refers to the number of women answering the household baseline survey.