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Table 1 Demographic and social characteristics and prenatal and delivery care service use, Brazil, 2011-2012

From: Prenatal testing and prevalence of HIV infection during pregnancy: data from the “Birth in Brazil” study, a national hospital-based study

Maternal characteristics n %
Region of residence   
Southeast 10.155 42.5
North 2.296 9.6
Northeast 6.904 28.9
South 2.984 12.5
Midwest 1.555 6.5
Maternal age   
12 to 19 years 4.570 19.1
20 to 34 years 16.807 70.4
35 and over 2.509 10.5
Schooling level (years)   
11 or more 11.371 47,8
8 to 10 6.085 25.6
0 to 7 6.322 26.6
Skin color   
White 8.079 33.8
Mixed 13.403 56.1
Black 2.051 8.6
East Asian 257 1.1
Indigenous 99 0.4
Conjugal situation   
With partner 19.439 81.4
Without partner 4.432 18.5
Type of prenatal care service   
No prenatal consultations 319 1.3
Public clinic 17.575 73.6
Private clinic 5.971 25.0
Start of prenatal care   
> week 28 857 3.7
Weeks 13 to 28 8.382 35.8
Up to week 12 14.182 60.6
Adequacy of number of consultations 1   
No 6.782 28.4
Yes 17.112 71.6
Type of delivery care service   
Private 3.462 14.5
Mixed 10.596 44.3
Public 9.836 41.2
Total 23.894 100
  1. Totals for these variables vary because of missing values. For start of prenatal care and adequacy of number of consultations, total available for women who had prenatal care. 1Considering a minimum of six consultations for a term pregnancy, adjusted for gestational age at delivery.