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Table 1 Respondent characteristics and distribution of skilled birth attendance, Cameron 2018 DHS

From: Predictors of skilled birth attendance among married women in Cameroon: further analysis of 2018 Cameroon Demographic and Health Survey

Variables Frequency Percent Skilled birth attendance
Yes No
Maternal age
 15–19 542 6.9 206 (38.0) 336 (62.0)
 20–24 1660 21.1 522 (31.5) 1138 (68.6)
 25–29 2293 29.1 712 (31.1) 1581 (69.0)
 30–34 1778 22.6 521 (29.3) 1257 (70.7)
 35–39 1105 14.0 335 (30.3) 770 (69.7)
 40–44 411 5.2 137 (33.3) 274 (66.7)
 45–49 92 1.8 43 (46.7) 49 (53.3)
Maternal education
 No formal education 2075 26.3 1397 (67.3) 678 (32.7)
 Primary school 2705 34.3 810 (29.9) 1895 (70.1)
 Secondary school 2734 34.7 262 (9.6) 2472 (90.4)
 Higher 367 4.7 7 (1.91) 360 (98.1)
Husband education
 No formal education 1883 23.9 1127 (59.6) 756 (40.2)
 Primary school 2600 33.0 895 (34.4) 1705 (65.6)
 Secondary school 2790 35.4 435 (15.6) 2355 (84.4)
 Higher 608 7.7 19 (3.13) 589 (96.9)
Place of residence
 Urban 3332 42.3 392 (11.8) 2940 (88.2)
 Rural 4549 57.7 2084 (45.8) 2465 (54.2)
Religion
 Catholic 2637 33.5 553 (21.0) 2084 (79.0)
 Protestant 1991 25.3 521 (26.2) 1470 (73.8)
 Other Christians 608 7.7 170 (28.0) 438 (72.0)
 Muslim 2353 29.9 1062 (45.1) 1291 (54.9)
 Animist 130 1.7 98 (75.4) 32 (24.6)
 Others 162 2.1 72 (44.44%) 90 (55.56%)
Economic status
 Poorest 1671 21.2 1172 (70.1) 499 (29.9)
 Poorer 1849 23.5 774 (41.9) 1075 (58.1)
 Middle 1770 22.5 392 (22.2) 1378 (77.9)
 Richer 1500 19.0 110 (7.3) 1390 (92.7)
 Richest 1091 13.8 28 (2.6) 1063 (97.4)
Media exposure
 No 3562 45.2 1956 (54.9) 1606 (45.1)
 Yes 4319 54.8 520 (12.0) 3799 (88.0)
Region
 Adamawa 653 8.3 358 (54.8) 295 (45.2)
 Centre (Without Yaoundé) 843 10.7 172 (20.4) 671 (79.6)
 Douala 411 5.2 14 (3.4) 397 (96.6)
 East 768 9.7 334 (43.5) 434 (56.5)
 Far-North 1213 15.4 731 (60.3) 482 (39.7)
 Littoral (Without Douala) 416 5.3 18 (4.3) 398 (95.7)
 North 1134 14.4 655 (57.8) 479 (42.2)
 North-West 366 4.6 29 (7.9) 337 (92.1)
 West 796 10.1 22 (2.8) 6774 (97.2)
 South 664 8.4 122 (18.4) 542 (81.6)
 South-West 119 1.5 1 (0.8) 118 (99.2)
 Yaoundé 498 6.3 20 (4.0) 478 (96.0)
Skilled ANC
 No 695 13.9 613 (88.2) 82 (11.8)
 Yes 4318 86.1 866 (20.1) 3452 (79.9)
Decision making
 No decision making 2521 32.0 1233 (48.9) 1288 (51.1)
 Decision making one 1813 23.0 482 (26.59%) 1331 (73.4)
 Decision making two 3547 45.0 761 (21.45%) 2786 (78.6)
Attitude towards wife-beating
 Accept 2407 30.5 866 (36.0) 1541 (64.0)
 Refuse 5474 69.5 1610 (29.4) 3864 (70.6)***
Parity
 1–2 2287 29.0 569 (24.9) 1718 (75.1)
 3–4 2647 33.6 760 (28.7) 1887 (71.3)
 5+ 2947 37.4 1147 (38.9) 1800 (61.1)