Journal of Pregnancy / 2019 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Determinants of Men’s Involvement in Maternity Care in Dodoma Region, Central Tanzania

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents (N = 966).

VariableCategoryN (%)

Age15 - 2456 (5.8)
25-34294 (30.4)
35-44309 (32.0)
≥ 45307 (31.8)
OccupationEmployed80 (8.3)
Agricultural653 (67.3)
Agro pastoral30 (3.1)
Business144 (14.9)
Casual laborers59 (6.1)
Education levelNo education136 (14.1)
Primary education749 (77.5)
Secondary education62 (6.4)
Tertiary education19 (2.0)
EthnicityGogo515 (53.3)
Rangi205 (21.2)
Sandawe4 (0.4)
Kaguru86 (8.9)
Hehe21 (2.2)
Others (Fipa, Mbulu, Ngoni)135 (14.0)
ReligionChristian716 (74.1)
Muslim250 (25.9)
Marriage typeArranged Marriage56 (5.8)
Chosen each other910 (94.2)
Marriage relationshipMonogamous884 (91.5)
Polygamous82 (9.5)
Access to InformationYes829 (85.8)
No137 (14.2)
Number of children1-2327 (33.9)
3-4322 (33.3)
≥ 5317 (32.8)
Distance to health facility≤ 5 kilometers854 (85.0)
≥ 5 kilometers110 (15.0)

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