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Table 2 Characteristics of focus group discussion participants

From: Community perceptions of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in southern Mozambique

  Stakeholder group Region # of participants Age (median) Marital status Occupation Schooling level
1 Women of reproductive age Ilha Josina Machela 9 30 Married (9) Farmer (9) Never studied (3)
Primary (6)
2 Calangaa 3 25 Married (3) Farmer (3) Primary (3)
3 Três de Fevereiro 8 23 Married (8) Farmer (8) Never studied (1)
Primary (4)
Secondary (3)
4 Messano 8 28 Married (6)
Widow (1)
Single (1)
Farmer (7)
Nurse (1)
Primary (7)
Secondary (1)
5 Chongoene Unknown b Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
6 Mothers and mothers-in-law Ilha Josina Machel 12 29 Married (7)
Widow (5)
Farmer (12) Never studied (4)
Primary (8)
7 Calanga 12 59 Married (7)
Widow (3)
Divorced (2)
Farmer (12) Never studied (1)
Primary (11)
8 Três de Fevereiro Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
9 Messano 8 39 Married (5)
Widow (1)
Single (2)
Farmer (8) Never studied (6)
Primary (2)
10 Chongoene 11 46 Married (3)
Widow (1)
Single (7)
Housewife (11) Never studied (3)
Primary (8)
11 Partners and husbands Ilha Josina Machel 12 37 Married (12) Farmer (12) Never studied (3)
Primary (8)
Secondary (1)
12 Calanga 4   Married (4) Farmer (1)
Fisherman (1)
Traditional healer (1)
Locality chief (1)
Never studied (1)
Primary (3)
13 Três de Fevereiro 10 45 Married (10) Farmer (2)
Security (2)
Seller (1)
Mason (1)
Small jobs (2)
Gas station clerck (1)
Primary (10)
14 Messano 6 42 Married (6) Farmer (6) Primary (6)
15 Chongoene 7 49 Married (3)
Single (4)
Farmer 6)
Driver (1)
Primary (7)
16 Matrons and traditional birth attendants Ilha Josina Machel 6 55 Married (3)
Widow (3)
Farmer (6) Never studied (5)
Primary (1)
17 Calanga 9 67 Married (3)
Widow (4)
Divorced (2)
Farmer (9) Primary (9)
18 Três de Fevereiro 12 65 Married (4)
Widow (7)
Divorced (1)
Farmer (12) Never studied (9)
Primary (3)
19 Messano 10 43 Married (5)
Widow (3)
Single (2)
Farmer (8)
Teacher (1)
Housewife (1)
Never studied (1)
Primary (7)
Secondary (2)
20 Chongoene 9 58 Married (2)
Widow (1)
Single (6)
Housewife (9) Never studied (7)
Primary (2)
  1. aDespite the fact that these two Administrative Posts were combined into one single cluster, the data was collected separately
  2. bMissing data