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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of parents in both groups

From: Effect of maternal education and encouragement on newborn care utilization: a health system intervention

Demographic variable Frequency (%)
Characteristics of mothers Intervention
n = 1544
Control
n = 3293
Literacy
 Illiterate 14 (0.9) 18 (0.5)
 Primary school 63 (4.1) 189 (5.7)
 Middle school 178 (11.5) 216 (6.6)
 High school and University 1289 (83.5) 2870 (87.1)
Occupation
 Employed 233 (15.1) 531 (16.1)
 Unemployed 1311 (84.9) 2762 (83.9)
Birth method
 Normal 321 (20.8) 702 (21.3)
 Caesarian section 1223 (79.2) 2591 (78.7)
Number of alive children
 One 865 (56.0) 1817 (55.2)
 Two 566 (36.7) 1152 (35.0)
 Three of more 113 (7.3) 324 (9.8)
Medical insurance
 Social Security 1024 (66.3) 2091 (63.5)
 Medical Services 157 (10.2) 326 (9.9)
 Other 176 (11.4) 405 (12.3)
 None 187 (12.1) 471 (14.3)
Characteristics of fathers
 Literacy
  Illiterate 10 (0.6) 27 (0.8)
  Primary school 95 (6.2) 153 (4.6)
  Middle school 273 (17.7) 431 (13.1)
  High school and University 1166 (75.5) 2682 (81.5)
 Occupation
  Professional 85 (5.5) 178 (5.4)
  Technician 122 (7.9) 385 (11.7)
  Clerical 349 (22.6) 764 (23.2)
  Services 295 (19.1) 612 (18.6)
  Craft worker 356 (23.1) 375 (11.4)
  Machine operator 111 (7.2) 204 (6.2)
  Elementary worker 140 (9.1) 369 (11.2)
  Armed forces 50 (3.2) 324 (9.8)
  Others 36 (2.3) 82 (2.5)