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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of women interviewed in the two study groups

From: No effect of user fee exemption on perceived quality of delivery care in Burkina Faso: a case-control study

  Control group Intervention group
  (with fees) (without fees)
  N(%) N(%)
Age reproductive group   
  ≤ 16 yrs 11 (4.1%) 26 (4.4%)
  17-34 yrs 241 (89.6%) 514 (86.1%)
  ≥ 35 yrs 17 (6.3%) 57 (9.5%)
Number of births   
  Primiparous 68 (25.58%) 161 (26.88%)
  2-4 144 (53.53%) 345 (57.60%)
  ≥ 5 57 (21.19%) 93 (15.53%)
Ethnic group   
  Peul 75 (27.8%) 480 (80%)
  Gurma 1 (0.4%) 70 (11.7%)
  Mossi 81 (30%) 22 (3.7%)
  Fulsé 66 (24.4%) 0 (0%)
  Bella 5 (1.9%) 21 (3.5%)
  Other 42 (15.6%) 7 (1.2%)
Matrimonial status   
  Monogamous 208 (77%) 490 (81.8%)
  Polygamous 62 (23%) 101 (16.9%)
  Other 0 (0%) 8 (1.4%)
Educational level completed   
  None 245 (91.1%) 494 (82.6%)
  Literate 14 (5.2%) 61 (10.2%)
  Primary 7 (2.6%) 31 (5.2%)
  Secondary (and +) 3 (1.1%) 12 (2.0%)
Occupation   
  Farming 253 (94.1%) 493 (82.7%)
  Housewife 11 (4.1%) 75 (12.6%)
  Other 5 (1.8%) 28 (4.7%)
Wealth quintiles   
(from lowest to highest)
  Q1 44 (16.30%) 130 (21.67%)
  Q2 33 (12.22%) 141 (23.50%)
  Q3 57 (21.11%) 117 (19.50%)
  Q4 55 (20.37%) 119 (19.83%)
  Q5 81 (30%) 93 (15.50%)
Distance to nearest health facility   
  0-5 km 185 (68.5%) 353 (59.0%)
  6-10 km 60 (22.2%) 152 (25.4%)
  11-15 km 14 (5.2%) 53 (8.9%)
  >16 km 11 (4.1%) 40 (6.7%)
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