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Table 1 Demographic characteristic of the respondents by study areas

From: Who benefits from free institutional delivery? evidence from a cross sectional survey of North Central and Southwestern Nigeria

Variables Overall N (%) Ekiti n (%) Ondo n (%) Nasarawa n (%)
Age Groups
 20 and below 69 (5.7) 15 (3.8) 13 (3.2) 41 (10.0)
 21-25 239 (19.8) 62 (15.5) 64 (15.9) 113 (27.6)
 26-30 368 (30.4) 125 (31.3) 121 (30.1) 122 (29.8)
 31-35 276 (22.8) 95 (23.8) 103 (25.6) 78 (19.1)
 36-40 189 (15.6) 75 (18.8) 70 (17.4) 44 (10.8)
 40 and above 69 (5.7) 27 (6.8) 31 (7.7) 11 (2.7)
Marital Status
 Currently married 1163 (95.9) 374 (93.5) 398 (99.0) 391 (95.1)
 Formerly Married 12 (1.0) 4 (1.0) 1 (0.2) 7 (1.7)
 Never Married 38 (3.1) 22 (5.5) 3 (0.7) 13 (3.2)
Residence
 City 384 (31.7) 133(33.3) 174 (43.3) 77 (18.7)
 Town 330 (27.2) 126(31.5) 80 (19.9) 124 (30.2)
 Rural Area 499 (41.1) 141(35.3) 148 (36.8) 210 (51.1)
Religion
 Christianity 933 (76.9) 341(85.3) 329 (81.8) 263 (64.0)
 Islam 276 (22.8) 59 (14.8) 73 (18.2) 144 (35.0)
 Traditional 4 (0.3) - - 4 (0.9)
Level of Education
 No formal education 93 (7.7) 3 (0.8) 5 (1.2) 85 (20.8)
 Primary Education 207 (17.1) 48 (12.0) 66 (16.4) 93 (22.7)
 Secondary Education 572 (47.2) 211 (52.8) 219 (54.5) 142 (34.7)
 Tertiary Education 339 (28.0) 138 (34.5) 112 (27.9) 89 (21.8)
Levels of Income
 No income 338 (28.5) 62 (15.5) 53 (13.3) 223 (57.5)
 Below 20,000 693(58.4) 261(65.4) 294(73.5) 138 (35.6)
 Above 20,000 156 (13.1) 76 (19.0) 53 (13.3) 27 (7.0)
Own a mobile phone
 Yes 1081(89.1) 379(94.8) 376(93.5) 326(79.3)
 No 132(10.9) 21(5.3) 26(6.5) 85(20.7)
Watch Television regularly
 Yes 1111 (91.6) 386 (96.5) 383 (95.3) 342 (83.2)
 No 102 (8.4) 14 (3.5) 19 (4.7) 69 (16.8)
Own a bank account
 Yes 602(49.6) 238(59.5) 225(56.0) 139 (33.8)
 No 611(50.4) 162(40.5) 177(44.0) 272 (66.2)
Use the internet
 Yes 338 (27.9) 141 (35.3) 116 (28.9) 81 (19.7)
 No 875 (72.1) 259 (64.8) 286 (71.1) 330 (80.3)
Socioeconomic Status
 Low 201 (16.9) 17 (8.5) 34 (16.9) 150 (74.6)
 Middle 611 (51.5) 216 (35.4) 240 (39.3) 155 (25.4)
 High 374 (31.5) 166 (44.4) 126 (33.7) 82 (21.9)
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