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Table 2 Mean and quartile distributions of the continuous covariates aggregated by women who had skilled and unskilled birth care

From: A geospatial analysis of the impacts of maternity care fee payment policies on the uptake of skilled birth care in Ghana

Type of birth care received and background characteristics Mean [95 % CI] Quartiles
  1st quartile 2nd quartile 3rd quartile
Skilled birth care     
 Maternal age 27.84 [27.6, 28.0] 22.67 27.17 32.50
 Parity 3.11 [3.06, 3.17] 1.00 3.00 4.00
 Number of antenatal visits 5.48 [5.38, 5.58] 3.00 6.00 8.00
 Distance to nearest health facility (km) 3.90 [3.76, 4.05] 0.72 1.97 4.77
Unskilled birth care     
 Maternal age 28.43 [28.3, 28.6] 22.83 27.50 33.67
 Parity 3.82 [3.88, 3.93] 2.00 3.00 5.00
 Number of antenatal visits 3.10 [3.03, 3.17] 0.00 3.00 5.00
 Distance to nearest health facility (km) 7.23 [7.07, 7.40] 2.57 4.98 9.50
  1. CI confidence intervals