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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Respondents

From: Charting health system reconstruction in post-war Liberia: a comparison of rural vs. remote healthcare utilization

Variable 2007 DHS (Rural) 2013 DHS (Rural) Konobo
Sample Size
 Women 3,634 5,061 555
 Households 4,218 5,883 555
 Median age, years (IQR) 30 (24–39) 30 (23–39) 30 (26–38)
Median age, years (IQR)
 17–19 8.8 (7.7–10.1) 11.2 (10.2–12.3) 3.8 (2.5–5.8)
 20–24 19.7 (18.2–21.3) 17.5 (16.2–18.7) 16.4 (13.3–20.0)
 25–29 17.4 (15.8–19.2) 18.5 (17.2–19.9) 22.4 (18.4–27.1)
 30–34 14.7 (13.2–16.4) 15.3 (13.9–16.8) 21.0 (17.6–24.9)
 35–39 15.5 (14.1–17.0) 14.5 (13.3–15.8) 14.2 (11.3–17.6)
 40–44 11.1 (10.0–12.3) 11.7 (10.7–12.9) 13.2 (10.7–16.3)
 45–49 12.8 (11.3–14.4) 11.4 (10.2–12.7) 9.0 (6.7–11.9)
Mean household size, persons (95 % CI) 4.96 (4.80–5.11) 5.0 (4.86–5.15) 5.99 (5.61–6.37)
Education, % (95 % CI)
 None 58.2 (53.8–62.4) 53.7 (50.9–56.6) 27.6 (23.2–32.3)
 Primary 31.8 (28.7–35.1) 31.4 (29.5–33.3) 50.0 (44.9–55.0_
 Secondary or higher 10.0 (8.11–12.2) 14.9 (13.2–16.9) 22.5 (16.6–29.7)
Median age at first birth for women 20–49, years (IQR) 18.0 (16–21) 18 (16–20) 17 (16–19)
Median children ever born, persons (IQR) 3 (1–5) 3 (1–6) 4 (2–6)
Children ever-born, persons, mean (95 % CI) 3.89 (3.78–4.01) 4.08 (3.94–4.21) 4.40 (4.09–4.76)
 17–19 0.65 (0.53–0.78) 0.69 (0.63–0.74) 1.32 (1.06–1.59)
 20–24 1.62 (1.51–1.72) 1.86 (1.78–1.95) 2.32 (2.02–2.62)
 25–29 2.97 (2.81–3.12) 3.22 (3.11–3.33) 3.09 (2.73–3.44)
 30–34 4.12 (3.94–4.32) 4.59 (4.43–4.76) 4.04 (3.56–4.53)
 35–39 5.39 (5.11–5.67) 5.71 (5.53–5.89) 5.20 (4.79–6.44)
 40–44 6.33 (6.02–6.65) 6.24 (5.92–6.55) 6.86 (6.17–7.55)
 45–49 6.70 (6.39–7.01) 7.18 (6.82–7.54) 8.11 (7.28–8.94)
Pregnant in last 5 years, % (95 % CI) 67.9 (65.6–70.1) 66.4 (64.7–68.1) 77.1 (72.7–80.9)
Walking time to nearest facility, % (95 % CI)
 60 min or less Data not available 40.6 (33.7–47.8) 10.8 (5.0–21.9)
 61–120 min Data not available 27.5 (23.3–32.0) 16.0 (8.8–27.4)
  > 120 min Data not available 32.0 (26.6–37.8) 73.2 (59.5–83.5)