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Table 3 Variable definition and codes of selected variables

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

Variable code Variable name Original variable categories How it is coded in this study
V008, 011, v222 Mothers age at birth of child Difference between Continuous variables measuring date of interview date of birth and last birth to interview were generated and divided by 12 15–24 (1)
25–34 (2)
35+ (3)
M10 Pregnancy wantedness Then
Later
No More
Then (1)
Later (2)
No more (3)
V106 Education No education
Primary
Secondary
Higher
No education (1)
Primary (2)
Secondary and Higher (3)
V502 Marital status Never married
Currently married
Formerly married
Never married (1)
Currently married (2)
Formerly married (3)
V717 Occupation Not working
Prof; tech, manag
Clerical
Sales
Agric-employee
Services
Skilled manual
Unskilled manual
Not Working (1)
Formal employment (2) which included prof. and clerical workers
Sales (3)
Agricultural employment (4)
Other (5) which included services, skilled manual and unskilled manual
V130 Religion Catholic
Other Christian
Islam
Traditionalist
Other
Christian (1)
Islam (2)
Traditionalist/other (3)
V190 Wealth status Poorest
Poorer
Middle
Richer
Richest
Poor (1)
Middle (2)
Rich (3)
V101 Region North Central
North East
North West
South East
South South
South West
South West (1)
North Central (2)
North East (3)
North West (4)
South East (5)
South South (6)
V102 Place of residence Urban
Rural
Urban (1)
Rural (2)
Bord Birth order Continuous variable
(1–18)
1–2 (1)
3–4 (2)
5+ (3)
M18 Birth size Very large
Larger than average
Average
Smaller than average
Very small
Larger than average (1)
Average (2)
Smaller than average (3)
B4 Child sex Male
Female
Male (1)
Female (2)
M2a, M2b, M2c Antenatal care use No
Yes
No (1)
Yes (2)
V467d Distance Big problem
Not a big problem
Big problem (1)
Not a big problem (2)
M15 Place of delivery Respondents home
Other home
Government hospital
Govt. health centre
Govt. health post
Other public
Private hospital/clinic
Other private medical
Heath facility (1)
Non-health facility (2) where respondents home and other home were categorized as non-health facility