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Table 1 Characteristics of interviewed pregnant women attending antenatal care in 2017–2018 in the DRC, within each of the 11 provinces

From: Awareness of obstetric danger signs among pregnant women in the Democratic Republic of Congo: evidence from a nationwide cross-sectional study

Characteristic Provinces
Bandundu (n = 335) Bas congo (n = 119) Equateur (n = 696) Kasai Occidental (n = 183) Kasai Oriental (n = 257) Katanga (n = 727) Kinshasa (n = 352) Maniema (n = 92) Nord Kivu (n = 446) Sud Kivu (n = 885) Oriental (n = 420)
Scholarship—%
 Primary or less 47.0 40.7 65.2 56.4 55.8 59.9 24.4 37.1 61.4 54.8 77.2
 Secondary or technical 53.0 59.3 34.8 43.6 44.2 40.1 75.6 62.9 38.6 45.2 22.8
Location—%
 Rural 98.2 86.8 96.5 77.2 59.4 66.7 11.4 58.4 75.9 82.7 69.6
 Urban 1.8 13.2 3.5 22.8 40.6 33.3 88.6 41.6 24.1 17.3 30.5
Gestational age—weeks
 Median 24 30 26 22 24 28 26 27 28 28 28
 IQR 20–28 25–36 20–31 18–28 16–30 24–32 20–30 20–30 21–32 24–32 22–32
 Mean (± SD) 25 (± 7) 29 (± 7) 26 (± 7) 23 (± 7) 23 (± 9) 27 (± 7) 25 (± 7) 26 (± 7) 27 (± 8) 29 (± 6) 26 (± 6)
 < 16 weeks —% 7.7 3.1 6.2 10.3 22.5 5.9 8.1 5.2 5.5 0.9 4.4
First pregnancy—% 25.8 29.7 16.9 31.3 18.1 25.7 34.3 21.4 25.9 37.3 18.7
First ANC visit—% 43.8 40.2 62.7 63.3 61.4 42.5 42.6 44.5 50.9 57.9 54.5
  1. IQR interquartile range