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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Why do pregnant women present late for their first antenatal care consultation in Cameroon?

Category Characteristics Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Age distribution 16–25 83 28.3
26–35 180 61.4
36–45 30 10.3
Marital status Married 114 38.9
Single 179 61.1
Level of education No formal education 6 2.0
Primary 25 8.5
Secondary 118 40.3
University 144 49.1
Occupation of woman Employed 130 44.4
Not employed 163 55.6
Occupation of partner Employed 271 92.5
Not employed 22 7.5
Gravid status Primigravida (1) 106 36.2
Multigravida (2–4) 152 51.9
Grand multigravida (≥ 5) 35 11.9
Parity Nullipara (0) 126 43.0
Paucipara (1–2) 124 124.0
Multipara (3–4) 38 38.0
Grand multipara (5) 5 1.7
  1. The mean age at presentation for first ANC was 27.8 ± 5.4 years with about a 3/5 of the participants 26–35 years. Table 1 shows the distribution of baseline sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics of participants at presentation