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Table 1 Background characteristics and quality ANC received

From: Do women empowerment indicators predict receipt of quality antenatal care in Cameroon? Evidence from a nationwide survey

Background characteristics Frequency (n = 4615) Percent (%) Proportion of quality antenatal care received (%)
Women empowerment    
Knowledge level    
 Low 528 11.4 6.8
 Medium 2,253 48.8 13.4
 High 1,834 39.7 15.5
Labour force participation    
 Not working 1275 27.6 12.4
 Working 3340 72.4 13.6
Decision making power    
 Low 1985 43.0 13.3
 Medium 855 18.5 13.0
 High 1775 38.5 14.0
Approval of wife beating    
 Low 3740 81.0 14.4
 Medium 547 11.9 11.2
 High 328 7.1 7.3
Age    
 15–19 465 10.1 9.9
 20–24 1057 22.9 13.2
 25–29 1200 26.0 14.0
 30–34 959 20.8 13.6
 35–39 619 13.4 15.5
 40–44 260 5.6 14.6
 45–49 55 1.2 9.1
Place of residence    
 Urban 2391 51.8 16.0
 Rural 2224 48.2 10.8
Wealth status    
 Poorest 540 11.7 7.0
 Poorer 966 20.9 11.7
 Middle 1159 25.1 11.4
 Richer 1053 22.8 15.8
 Richest 897 19.5 19.2
Marital status    
 Never in union 719 15.6 15.7
 Married 2495 54.1 12.8
 Living with partner 1048 22.7 13.0
 Widowed 74 1.6 18.9
 Divorced 46 1.0 6.5
 Separated 233   15.9
Antenatal care visit    
 Less than 4 1123 24.3 6.0
 More than 4 3492 75.7 15.9
Health insurance coverage    
 No 4507 97.7 13.4
 Yes 108 2.3 17.6
Total 4615 100 13.5