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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women interviewed (n = 1240)

From: Coverage, compliance, acceptability and feasibility of a program to prevent pre-eclampsia and eclampsia through calcium supplementation for pregnant women: an operations research study in one district of Nepal

Characteristic Number Percentage
Residence
 Rural 1140 91.9 %
 Urban 100 8.1
Age (in years)
  < 20 218 17.6
 20–34 948 76.5
 35–49 75 6.1
Median (mean) 23 (23.98)
Education
 None 484 39.0
 Primary 240 19.4
 Some secondary 338 27.3
 School leaving certificate and above 177 14.3
Caste/ethnicitya
 Chhetri/Thakuri 531 42.8
 Bahun/Sanyasi 142 11.5
 Janajatib 148 11.9
 Dalit 420 33.9
  1. aCaste/ethnicity stratification is a major determinant of people’s identity and social status in Nepalese society
  2. bJanajati includes three Muslim groups and one Terai middle caste group