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Table 1 Background characteristics of women in Rufiji and Mkuranga districts at Pre-intervention and Post-intervention

From: Effectiveness of the Home Based Life Saving Skills training by community health workers on knowledge of danger signs, birth preparedness, complication readiness and facility delivery, among women in Rural Tanzania

  Pre intervention Post intervention
  n = 798 n = 786   n =744 n =742  
  Intervention n (%) Comparison n (%) p value Intervention n (%) Comparison n (%) p value
Age of participants    0.463    0.725
  < 21 177(22.2) 169(21.5)   139(18.7) 178(24.0)  
 21–25 228(28.6) 213(27.1)   193(25.9) 166(22.4)  
 26–30 181(22.7) 192(24.4)   171(23.0) 166(22.4)  
 31–35 128(16.0) 120(15.3)   119(16.0) 109(14.7)  
  > 35 84(10.5) 92(11.7)   122(16.4) 123(16.6)  
Marital status    0.652    0.858
 Single 173(21.7) 119(15.1)   152(20.4) 139(18.7)  
 Married/Cohabiting 625(78.3) 667(84.9)   592(79.6) 603(81.2)  
Education level    0.351    0.731
 No school 217(27.2) 262(33.3)   227(30.5) 258(34.8)  
 Primary incomplete 94(11.8) 68(8.7)   62(8.1) 54(7.3)  
 Primary completed 445(55.9) 420(53.4)   390(52.4) 376(50.7)  
 Secondary and higher 40(5.1) 36(4.6)   6 5(8.7) 54(7.3)  
Missing 2      
Asset quintile    0.613    0.348
 A1 poorest 22.7 18.1   23.7 19.6  
 A2 21,2 23.2   19.1 22.8  
 A3 21,2 18.5   19.8 18.3  
 A4 18.1 21.0   17.0 20.8  
 A5 least poor 16.8 19.2   20.4 18.5  
Obstetric complication 144(18.0) 130(16.5) 0.872 132(17.7) 103(13.9) 0.761
Parity    0.647    0.849
 1 218(27.3) 162(20.6)   199(26.7) 184(24.8)  
 2–4 409(51.3) 432(55.0)   354(47.6) 364(49.1)  
  > 4 171(21.4) 196(24.4)   191(25.7) 194(26.1)