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Table 2 Descriptive information about the study variables for women who had their most recent singleton birth in facilities in the past 5 years, MDHS 2015–16

From: Influences of health facility type for delivery and experience of cesarean section on maternal and newborn postnatal care between birth and facility discharge in Malawi

 Total
N%
Type of health facility where women delivered
 Government hospital368930%
 Government health center/health post/others678356%
 private/CHAM/mission hospital10589%
 CHAM health center/blm/others6215%
Cesarean section
 No1135293%
 Yes7987%
Antenatal Visits
 Less than 4 visits581048%
 4 or more visits629152%
Education
 No education821968%
 Primary education296224%
 Secondary education9708%
Household Wealth
 Poorest274923%
 Poorer259421%
 Middle233719%
 Richer223518%
 Richest223518%
Parity
 1312626%
 2–3456138%
 4+446437%
Residence
 Urban182715%
 Rural1032485%
Region of the country
 Northern143212%
 Central509442%
 Southern562546%
Newborn size
 Very large116610%
 Larger than average314226%
 Average598050%
 Smaller than average129511%
 Very small4884%
 MeanStd Error
Age at Most Recent Birth (continuous)26.540.086
  1. Note
  2. Population-weighted counts of women who had their most recent singleton birth in facilities in the past 5 years and either received maternal postnatal health check between birth and discharge or not were reported from the MDHS 2015–16 (weighted total = 12,150)
  3. Column percentages sum to 100%