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Table 1 Characteristics of women participants in the focus group discussions in Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia in 2008

From: ‘Born before arrival’: user and provider perspectives on health facility childbirths in Kapiri Mposhi district, Zambia

Characteristic OPD* women ANCwomen (15–34 years) ANC women (≥35 years)
  Number (n = 6) Number (n = 10) Number (n = 6)
Education    
No education 0 0 2
Primary education (Grade 1–7) 4 5 4
Junior secondary education (Grade 8–9) 2 0 0
Senior secondary education (Grade 10–12) 0 5 0
Age group (years)    
15 - 19 1 4 -
20 - 24 2 2 -
25 - 29 1 4 -
30 - 34 2 - 4
35 - 39 0 - 2
40 - 44 0 - 0
Marital status    
Single 0 0 0
Married 6 10 6
Parity    
0 0 5 0
1 - 3 4 4 3
≥ 4 2 1 3
Length of stay in Kapiri Mposhi (years)    
3 - 5 0 5 1
5 - 10 2 3 1
11 - 20 1 1 1
21 - 30 2 1 2
≥ 31 1 0 1
Occupation    
Housewife 3 5 0
Marketeer 1 0 4
Self-employed/small scale business 0 2 2
Subsistence farming 2 1 0
Tailor 0 1 0
Student 0 1 0
Walking distance from home to health facility (minutes)   
<30 0 2 2
30 - 60 6 8 3
>60 0 0 1
  1. *OPD – Outpatient department.
  2. ANC – Antenatal care.