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Table 1 Background characteristics of study participants

From: The effects of centering pregnancy on maternal and fetal outcomes in northern Nigeria; a prospective cohort analysis

  Control group N = 260 Intervention group N = 257 Total N = 517  
% (n) % (n) % (n) *p-value
Age (years)
 15–19 16.2(42) 22.2(57) 19.2(99) 0.212
 20–24 30.0(78) 26.9(69) 28.4(147)
  ≥ 25 53.9(140) 51.0(131) 52.4(271)
Number of previous pregnancies
 0 23.1(60) 28.8(74) 25.9(134) 0.306
 1–3 32.7(85) 28.8(74) 30.8(159)
  ≥ 4 44.2(115) 42.4(109) 43.3(224)
Number of term deliveries
 0 23.1(60) 28.8(74) 25.9(134) 0.285
 1–3 35.4(92) 30.7(79) 33.1(171)
  ≥ 4 41.5(108) 40.5(104) 41.0(212)
Number of owned children still alive
 0 25.0(65) 31.5(81) 28.2(146) 0.103
 1–3 41.9(109) 33.5(86) 37.7(195)
  ≥ 4 33.1(86) 35.0(90) 34.0(176)
Participants’ job
 Full housewives 91.5(238) 79.4(204) 85.5(442) 0.001
 Working (Business, Trade, Artisan or Salary earners) 8.5(22) 20.66(53) 14.5(75)
Partners’ jobs
 Farming 75.4(196) 37.4(96) 56.5(292) 0.001
 Non-farm jobs 24.6(64) 62.7(161) 43.5(255)
  1. * Chi square, significance observed if p ≤ 0.05