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Table 1 Distribution of characteristics of study participants at the three study sites

From: Vaginal colonisation of women in labour with potentially pathogenic bacteria: a cross sectional study at three primary health care facilities in Central Uganda

Participant characteristicsN = 1472 (%)Uncolonised 517 (%)Colonised 955 (%)
Mother’s age
  < =19 years205 (13.9)76 (14.70)129 (13.5)
 20–24 years587 (39.9)216 (41.8)371 (38.9)
 25–29 years454 (30.8)151 (29.2)303 (31.7)
  > =30 years226 (15.4)74 (14.3)152 (15.9)
Education level
 Primary488 (33.2)185 (35.8)303 (31.7)
 Secondary854 (58.0)278 (53.8)576 (60.3)
 Tertiary130 (8.8)53 (10.4)76 (8.0)
Marital status
 Unmarried300 (20.4)92 (17.8)208 (21.8)
 Married1172 (79.6)425 (82.2)747 (78.2)
Wealth index
 Quintile1489 (33.2)184 (35.6)305 (31.9)
 Quintile2100 (6.8)31 (6.0)69 (7.2)
 Quintile3298(20.2)106 (20.5)192 (20.1)
 Quintile4295 (20.0)96 (18.6)199 (20.8)
 Quintile5290 (19.7)100 (19.3)190 (19.9)
Gravidity
 First pregnancy442 (30.0)163 (31.5)279 (29.2)
 2–4 pregnancies910 (61.8)303 (58.6)607 (63.6)
 5 or more pregnancies120 (8.2)51 (9.9)69 (7.2)
Hospitalisation during pregnancy
 No1387 (94.2)483 (93.4)904 (94.7)
 Yes710 (94.5)34 (6.6)51 (5.3)
Antenatal visits
 Once75 (5.1)30 (5.8)45 (4.7)
 2–4 times1259 (85.5)442 (85.5)817 (85.6)
5 or more times138 (9.4)45 (8.7)93 (9.7)
Own domestic animals
 No1355 (92.1)472 (91.3)883 (92.5)
 Yes117 (8.0)45 (8.7)72 (7.5)
Monthly income level
  < 30205 (13.9)76 (14.70)129 (13.5)
 30- < 60587 (39.9)216 (41.8)371 (38.9)
 60- < 90454 (30.8)151 (29.2)303 (31.7)
  ≥ 90226 (15.4)74 (14.3)152 (15.9)
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery1334 (90.6)480 (92.8)854 (89.4)
 Assisted vaginal delivery135 (9.2)35 (6.8)100 (10.5)
 Caesarean section3 (0.2)2 (0.4)1 (0.1)
Sexual partners
 No824 (70.3)302 (71.1)522 (69.9)
 Yes185 (15.8)58 (13.7)127 (17.0)
 DNK163 (13.9)65 (15.3)98 (13.1)
Premature rapture of membranes
 No1466 (99.6)512 (99.0)954 (99.9)
 Yes6(0.4)5 (1.0)1 (0.1)
Prolonged labour
 No1458 (99.1)514 (99.4)944 (98.9)
 Yes14 (0.9)3 (0.6)11 (1.1)
Use of mama kit
 No1011 (68.7)343 (66.3)668 (69.9)
 Yes461 (31.3)174 (33.7)287 (30.1)
Tetanus toxoid vaccination
 No1314 (89.3)454 (87.8)860 (90.1)
 Yes158 (10.7)63 (12.2)95 (9.9)