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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of women ages 15–49a, Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey 2015

From: The association between area of residence and sufficient antenatal tetanus vaccination in women ages 15–49 in Afghanistan: an analysis of the 2015 DHS dataset

Variable Category N Wt% (95% CI)b
Demographic characteristics
 Area of residence Urban 4731 23.3 (20.6–26.2)
Rural 15,006 76.8 (73.8–79.4)
 Mother’s age (years) 15–19 862 4.4 (4.0–4.8)
20–24 4825 25.3 (24.2–26.4)
25–29 5701 28.6 (27.6–29.5)
30–34 3632 17.7 (16.7–18.7)
35–39 2856 15.1 (14.0–16.3)
40–44 1288 5.8 (5.2–6.6)
45–49 573 3.2 (2.8–3.7)
 Marital status Married 19,525 99.1 (98.9–99.3)
Widowed 168 0.7 (0.6–1.0)
Divorced/separated 44 0.02 (0.1–0.2)
 Mother’s highest education level None 16,787 82.9 (80.9–84.7)
Primary 1401 8.1 (7.3–9.0)
Secondary 1246 7.3 (6.2–8.6)
Higher 303 1.7 (1.3–2.1)
 Husband’s highest education level (N = 19,485) None 11,011 57.6 (55.3–59.8)
Primary 2713 14.8 (13.7–15.8)
Secondary 4381 21.3 (19.8–22.8)
Higher 1380 6.4 (5.7–7.3)
 Mother’s employment status (N = 19,673) Unemployed 17,649 88.9 (86.7–90.8)
Employed 2024 11.1 (9.2–13.3)
 Husband’s type of employment (N = 19,675) Non-manual 13,373 65.3 (63.3–67.2)
Skilled manual 2889 16.7 (14.5–19.0)
Unskilled manual 3413 18.1 (16.7–19.5)
Pashtun 8482 40.0 (36.0–44.1)
 Ethnicity (N = 19,702) Tajik 5820 32.3 (29.0–35.9)
Hazara 1717 9.1 (6.8–12.1)
Uzbek 1344 11.2 (7.3–16.9)
Other 2339 7.4 (6.0–9.1)
 Combined wealth index Poorest 3721 19.9 (18.0–22.0)
Poorer 4485 20.2 (18.7–21.8)
Middle 4365 20.5 (18.5–22.6)
Richer 4268 20.7 (18.6–22.9)
Richest 2898 18.8 (16.6–21.2)
Reproductive characteristics
 Sufficient antenatal TTCV (N = 18,782) No 9187 45.9 (42.6–49.1)
Yes 9595 54.1 (50.9–57.4)
 Number living children None 116 5.5 (4.2–7.1)
1–2 6374 33.6 (32.3–34.9)
3–4 5966 30.2 (29.1–31.2)
5–6 4108 20.4 (19.4–21.4)
7–8 2204 10.8 (10.1–11.6)
9+ 969 4.6 (4.1–5.0)
 Variable Category N Wt% (95% CI)b
 Birth order 1 2940 15.2 (14.3–16.2)
2 3096 16.7 (15.7–17.9)
3 2930 15.1 (14.4–15.8)
4 2649 13.3 (12.5–14.2)
5+ 8122 40.0 (38.5–40.9)
 Number ANC visits (N = 19,297) None 8506 38.8 (35.6–42.1)
1 2136 12.2 (11.2–13.3)
2 3246 18.0 (16.6–19.6)
3 2213 12.7 (11.2–14.4)
4+ 3196 18.2 (16.8–19.7)
 Wanted last child (N = 19,716) Wanted child then 17,776 89.0 (87.9–90.0)
Wanted child later 1110 6.0 (5.4–6.7)
Did not want 830 5.0 (4.3–5.9)
 Distance to health facility (N = 19,690) Big problem 13,527 68.1 (66.0–70.3)
Not a big problem 6163 31.9 (29.8–34.0)
 Getting permission to seek medical care (N = 19,688) Big problem 11,499 51.3 (48.2–54.4)
Not a big problem 8189 48.7 (45.6–51.8)
  1. aN = 19,737 unless otherwise stated, bAccounts for clustering and stratification in sample