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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of employed mothers in paid work with children born in the last 5 years (n = 1387)

From: Mothers employed in paid work and their predictors for home delivery in Pakistan

Characteristics n a %
Age
 15–29 years 630 45.4
 30–39 years 629 45.3
 40–44 years 128 9.2
Province
 Baluchistan 195 14.1
 KPK 136 9.8
 Sindh 505 36.4
 Punjab 551 39.7
Region
 Rural 475 34.2
 Urban 912 65.8
Education
 No formal schooling 909 65.5
 Primary 169 12.2
 Secondary 124 8.9
 Higher 185 13.3
Wealth
 Poor 806 58.1
 Middle 226 16.3
 Rich 355 25.6
Marital status
 Divorced/separated/widowed 23 1.7
 Currently living with husband 1364 98.3
Mother’s occupation
 Unskilled 683 49.2
 Semi-skilled 449 32.4
 Skilled 254 18.3
Husband’s education
 No formal schooling 598 43.1
 Primary 216 15.6
 Secondary 340 24.5
 Higher 232 16.7
Husband’s occupation
 Unemployed 24 1.7
 Unskilled 798 57.5
 Semi-skilled 333 24.0
 Skilled 232 16.7
Total children born
 7 or more 270 19.5
 4–6 474 34.2
 1–3 643 46.4
Head of household
 Father/other 460 33.2
 Husband 872 62.9
 Self 55 4.0
Place of delivery
 Home 743 53.6
 Hospital/clinic 644 46.4
  1. aSome of the descriptive statistics do not add up to 1387 due to missing values in the data