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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for employed mothers in paid work and their reproductive health practices before delivery (n = 1387)

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

Characteristics n a %
Number of prenatal visits during pregnancy
 None 393 28.3
 At least one 994 71.7
Prenatal assistance from physician  
 No 521 62.4
 Yes 866 37.6
Urine analysis taken during pregnancy
 No 481 48.4
 Yes 513 51.6
Blood analysis taken during pregnancy
 No 518 52.2
 Yes 475 47.8
Given/bought iron tablets during pregnancy
 No 824 59.4
 Yes 563 40.6
Decision-maker for spending respondent’s earning
 Husband or elders 227 16.3
 Husbands, elders and self jointly 459 33.1
 Self 701 50.5
Decision-maker for respondent’s healthcare
 ‘Self and husband’ or ‘self and other’ 1191 85.9
 Self 196 14.1
  1. aSome of the descriptive statistics do not add up to 1387 due to missing values in the data