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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the mothers, WAU, 2020

From: Determinants of low birth weight deliveries at five referral hospitals in Western Area Urban district, Sierra Leone

Characteristics Cases (%) Controls (%) Total (%)
  n = 146 n = 292 438
Mother’s age (years)
  < 20 36 (24.6) 30 (10.3) 66 (15.1)
 20–29 82 (56.2) 190 (65.1) 272 (62.1)
  ≥ 30 28 (19.2) 72 (24.6) 100 (22.8)
Education
 No formal education 64 (43.8) 98 (33.6) 162 (36.9)
 Primary 23 (15.8) 40 (13.7) 63 (14.4)
 Secondary 42 (28.8) 113 (38.7) 155 (35.4)
 Tertiary 17 (11.6) 41 (14.0) 58 (13.2)
Employment status
 Unemployed 63 (43.1) 50 (17.1) 113 (25.8)
 Student 20 (13.7) 39 (13.4) 59 (13.5)
 Employed 63 (43.2) 203 (69.5) 266 (60.7)
Mother/household monthly income
  < Le 500,000 121 (82.9) 226 (77.4) 347 (79.2)
  ≥ Le 500,000 25 (17.1) 66 (22.6) 91 (20.8)
Marital status
 Single 55 (37.7) 75 (25.7) 130 (29.7)
 Cohabiting/married husband unemployed 15 (10.3) 15 (5.1) 30 (6.8)
 Cohabiting/married husband employed 76 (52.0) 202 (69.2) 278 (63.5)
Religious affiliation
 Christian 60 (41.1) 110 (37.7) 170 (38.8)
 Muslim 86 (58.9) 182 (62.3) 268 (61.2)