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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents (n = 309)

From: Health facility or home delivery? Factors influencing the choice of delivery place among mothers living in rural communities of Eritrea

Variable Category n (%) p value (χ2 test)
Maternal age < 18 6 (1.9) 0.656
19–25 98 (31.7)
26–35 166 (53.7)
35+ 39 (12.6)
Marital status Married 280 (90.6) 0.183
Single 12 (3.9)
Separated 17 (5.5)
Religion Orthodox 265 (85.8) 0.823
Catholic 1 (0.3)
Muslim 43 (13.9)
Ethnicity Tigrigna 275 (89) 0.001
Saho 31 (10.3)
Tigre 4 (1.3)
Mother’s education Illiterate 41 (13.3) 0.335
Primary 132 (42.7)
Junior 87 (28.2)
Secondary 44 (14.2)
Diploma and above 5 (1.6)
Husband’s education Illiterate 37 (12.4) 0.008
Primary 82 (27.4)
Junior 84 (28.1)
Secondary 74 (24.7)
Diploma and above 22 (7.4)
Parity < 2 112 (36.2) 0.454
3–4 94 (30.4)
5–6 71 (23)
7+ 32 (10.4)
Final decision-making power on delivery place Mother 245 (79.3) 0.001
Mother and husband 51 (16.5)
Husband only 8 (2.6)
Other 5 (1.6)
Husband’s choice of delivery place Health facility 257 (85.4) 0.001
Home delivery 44 (14.6)