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Table 1 Participant Characteristics n = 46 (20 in-depth interview participants and 26 focus group discussion participants)

From: Influences on birth spacing intentions and desired interventions among women who have experienced a poor obstetric outcome in Lilongwe Malawi: a qualitative study

Characteristic All participants (n = 46) n (%) Women with living children (n = 28) n (%) Women without living children (n = 18) n (%)
Age
 18–24 years 24 (52) 8 (29) 16 (89)
 25–34 years 16 (35) 14 (50) 2 (11)
 ≥35 years 6 (13) 6 (21) 0 (0)
Pregnancy Outcome
 Stillbirth 23 (50) 14 (50) 9 (50)
 Neonatal death 23 (50) 14 (50) 9 (50)
Marital Status
 Married 39 (85) 28 (100) 11 (61)
 Not married 7 (15) 0 (0) 7 (39)
HIV status
 HIV-uninfected 39 (85) 22 (79) 17 (94)
 HIV-infected 7 (15) 6 (21) 1 (6)
Religion
 Christian 37 (80) 22 (79) 15 (83)
 Muslim 9 (20) 6 (21) 3 (17)
Education
 None 12 (26) 9 (32) 3 (17)
 Some primary 21 (46) 13 (46) 8 (44)
 Secondary or more 13 (28) 6 (21) 7 (39)
Phone
 Has working phone 17 (37) 12 (43) 5 (28)
 No working phone 29 (63) 16 (57) 13 (72)
Roof type
 None/Grass 16 (35) 8 (29) 8 (44)
 Metal/wood/cement 29 (63) 20 (71) 9 (50)