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Table 1 Baseline characteristics by follow up time N (%) or mean [SD]

From: Achieving community-based postpartum follow up in eastern Uganda: the field experience from the MamaMiso Study on antenatal distribution of misoprostol

Baseline participant characteristics n = 748
  On time follow upa (n = 465) Late follow up (n = 235) Lost to follow up (n = 48)
Place of enrollmentb
 Hospital 138 (29.7) 137 (58.3) 35 (72.9)
 Health centers 327 (70.3) 98 (41.7) 13 (27.0)
Mean age* (years) 27.0 [6.7] 25.4 [5.5] 24.08 [5.6]
Nulliparousb 86 (18.5) 60 (25.5) 18 (37.5)
Primary occupation
 Housewife 349 (75.1) 178 (75.7) 34 (70.8)
 Employed 99 (21.3) 54 (23.0) 12 (25.0)
 Unemployed/student 17 (3.7) 3 (1.3) 2 (4.2)
Level of education completed
 No education 33 (7.1) 15 (6.4) 3 (6.3)
 Primary 266 (57.2) 111 (47.2) 22 (45.8)
 Secondary or higher 166 (35.7) 108 (46.2) 23 (47.9)
Mean hemoglobin at recruitment (g/dL) 11.2 [1.4] 11.3 [1.4] 11.4 [1.5]
  1. In multinomial logit regression of all baseline characteristics, only place of enrollment retained significance at p < 0.05 level in the model
  2. * Represents statistically significant difference at p < 0.05 level among the groups for log transformed age using one-way ANOVA
  3. aDefined as within one week of birth
  4. bRepresents statistically significant difference among the groups using Chi square at 0.05 level
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