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Table 1 Percentage distribution of women by non-utilization of postnatal care in Nigeria

From: Determinants of postnatal care non-utilization among women in Nigeria

Characteristics Total
N = 19,418
No PNC N = 12,156 Some level of PNC
N = 6417
Appropriate PNC
N = 845
Mothers age at child birth
 15–24 37.06 39.14 32.87 37.62
 25–34 44.35 41.98 49.25 46.96
 35+ 18.41 18.88 17.87 15.41
Pregnancy wantedness
 Then 90.26 92.88 85.93 83.93
 Later 7.59 5.57 10.84 13.18
 No more 2.14 1.55 3.23 2.88
Education
 No education 47.85 61.27 24.17 26.57
 Primary 18.92 17.17 21.95 22.19
 Secondary and higher 33.23 21.56 53.88 51.24
Marital status
 Never married 2.11 1.57 2.82 4.85
 Currently married 94.88 96.85 93.44 91.39
 Formerly married 3.01 2.59 3.74 3.75
Occupation
 Not working 29.55 32.94 23.25 26.61
 Formal employment 8.78 5.90 14.58 8.02
 Sales 39.73 38.31 41.90 44.38
 Agricultural employment 10.17 10.95 8.73 9.37
 Other 11.77 11.90 11.54 11.61
Religion
 Christian 37.82 27.62 56.26 50.56
 Islam 61.17 71.07 43.19 49.20
 Other 1.01 1.30 0.54 0.24
Wealth status
 Poor 45.17 57.56 23.70 22.79
 Middle 19.06 18.85 19.04 22.26
 Rich 35.77 23.59 57.36 54.95
Region
 South west 14.64 8.37 25.91 23.04
 North central 14.12 14.60 13.47 12.03
 North east 16.76 18.03 14.50 14.92
 North west 36.33 45.43 19.82 25.40
 South east 8.36 6.08 12.87 8.35
 South south 9.78 7.49 13.42 16.24
Place of residence
 Urban 35.73 26.51 52.02 50.11
 Rural 64.27 73.49 47.98 49.89
Birth order
 1–2 34.04 30.88 39.44 40.31
 3–4 28.59 27.80 30.04 29.33
 5+ 37.37 41.32 30.52 30.36
Birth size
 Larger than average 44.42 43.83 45.63 43.94
 Average 41.03 39.40 43.71 44.83
 Smaller than average 14.56 16.76 10.66 11.22
Child sex     
 Male 49.96 49.70 50.31 51.30
 Female 50.04 50.30 49.69 48.70
ANC use
 No ANC 38.70 50.97 17.41 17.47
 Received ANC 61.30 49.03 82.59 82.53
Distance
 Big problem 31.78 38.65 19.64 21.22
 Not a big problem 68.22 61.35 80.36 78.78
Place of delivery
 Health facility 37.54 26.47 62.85 11.60
 Non-health facility 62.46 73.53 37.15 88.40