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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of women included in the study compared between intervention and control villages

From: Can community health worker home visiting improve care-seeking and maternal and newborn care practices in fragile states such as Afghanistan? A population-based intervention study

  Number (%) of mothers in intervention villages Number (%) of mothers in control villages
  Baseline Endline Baseline Endline
(n = 709) (n = 689) (n = 699) (n = 689)
Mother’s age (mean, SD) 27.9 (6.4) 27.8 (6.6) 28.8 (6.3) 28.4 (6.7)
Mother’s education level
 None 459 (64.7%) 460 (66.9%) 408 (58.4%) 448 (66.2%)
 Primary (grade 6) 94 (13.3%) 48 (7.0%) 213 (30.5%) 53 (7.8%)
 Secondary (grade 9) 27 (3.8%) 27 (3.9%) 21 (3.0%) 34 (5.0%)
 High school (grade 12) 23 (3.2%) 21 (3.1%) 24 (3.4%) 28 (4.1%)
 University 20 (2.8%) 10 (1.5%) 11 (1.6%) 10 (1.5%)
 Madrassa 86 (12.1%) 116 (16.9%) 22 (3.2%) 92 (13.6%)
Ethnic language group
 Dari 356 (50.2%) 331 (49.8%) 353 (50.6%) 358 (52.1%)
 Pashtun 353 (49.8%) 334 (50.2%) 345 (49.4%) 329 (47.9%)
Husband/partner’s education
 None 335 (47.3%) 278 (40.7%) 286 (41.1%) 360 (53.4%)
 Primary (grade 6) 96 (13.5%) 80 (11.7%) 214 (30.6%) 51 (7.6%)
 Secondary (grade 9) 62 (8.7%) 60 (8.8%) 57 (8.2%) 31 (4.6%)
 High school (grade 12) 52 (7.3%) 56 (8.2%) 37 (5.3%) 37 (5.5%)
 University 45 (6.4%) 48 (7.0%) 32 (4.6%) 37 (5.5%)
 Madrassa 119 (16.8%) 165 (24.2%) 72 (10.3%) 156 (23.2%)
Husband/partner’s occupation
 Does not work 29 (4.2%) 25 (3.7%) 34 (5.0%) 19 (2.8%)
 Servant/household worker 6 (0.9%) 5 (0.7%) 17 (2.5%) 10 (1.5%)
 Farmer 259 (37.4%) 266 (39.2%) 229 (33.8%) 199 (20.8%)
 Livestock herder 15 (2.2%) 10 (1.5%) 17 (2.5%) 18 (2.7%)
 Labourer 116 (16.7%) 142 (20.9%) 144 (21.2%) 202 (30.2%)
 Street seller/vendor 12 (1.7%) 22 (3.1%) 14 (2.1%) 19 (2.8%)
 Shopkeeper 156 (22.5%) 103 (15.2%) 137 (20.2%) 126 (18.9%)
 Businessman 18 (2.6%) 10 (1.5%) 8 (1.2%) 11 (1.7%)