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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population

From: Barriers to using skilled birth attendants’ services in mid- and far-western Nepal: a cross-sectional study

Variables Number of women Percentage
Age groups (years)   
< 20 553 22.3
20-35 1850 74.6
>35 78 3.1
Ethnicity   
Brahmin/Chhetri 1515 61.1
Dalit 490 19.7
Janajati 323 13.0
Religious minorities 153 6.2
Education   
Illiterate 591 23.8
Informal 915 36.9
Primary 315 12.7
Secondary 464 18.7
Intermediate and above 196 7.9
Occupation   
Agriculture 1901 75.3
Service 57 3.6
Business 42 1.7
Wage laborer 36 1.5
Housewife 398 16.0
Other 47 1.9
Wealth quintile   
Lowest 503 20.3
Second 555 22.4
Middle 432 17.4
Fourth 499 20.1
Highest 492 19.8
  1. Results are shown for 2,481 women from the mid- and far-western regions of Nepal.