Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the study population (N=32 321)

GazaWest BankP value*
Hospital 1
(n=4674)
n (%)
Hospital 2
(n=4895)
n (%)
Hospital 3
(n=10 849)
n (%)
Hospital 4
(n=5519)
n (%)
Hospital 5
(n=3626)
n (%)
Hospital 6
(n=2758)
n (%)
Maternal age
 ≤20519 (11.8)472 (9.9)1823 (17.3)839 (15.2)380 (10.5)305 (11.3)<0.001
 21–251669 (37.9)1570 (32.9)4058 (38.5)1845 (33.5)1367 (37.9)1067 (39.6)
 26–301230 (28.0)1440 (30.2)2616 (24.8)1401 (25.4)1021 (28.3)708 (26.3)
 31–35628 (14.3)818 (17.2)1293 (12.3)849 (15.4)562 (15.6)395 (14.7)
 36–40285 (6.5)369 (7.7)590 (5.6)481 (8.7)218 (6.0)179 (6.6)
 >4069 (1.6)98 (2.1)158 (1.5)98 (1.8)58 (1.6)40 (1.5)
 Missing27412831162064
Place of residence
 Urban/rural3636 (84.4)4640 (97.0)6333 (58.8)5498 (99.7)3516 (97.2)2548 (93.6)<0.001
 Camp673 (15.6)144 (3.0)4436 (41.2)14 (0.3)100 (2.8)175 (6.4)
 Missing3651118071035
Education, years
 ≤9553 (11.8)190 (3.9)448 (4.1)839 (15.2)534 (14.7)1111 (40.3)<0.001
 10–122791 (59.8)2885 (59.0)6995 (64.6)3075 (55.8)1748 (48.2)954 (34.6)
 ≥131327 (28.4)1818 (37.2)3389 (31.3)1598 (29.0)1342 (37.0)692 (25.1)
 Missing3217721
Body mass index
 ≤18.52 (0.0)2 (0.0)3 (0.0)4 (0.1)4 (0.1)1 (0.1)<0.001
 18.5–24.9514 (12.3)393 (8.1)533 (4.9)978 (17.9)766 (21.3)344 (18.6)
 25–29.92400 (57.5)2811 (58.0)2325 (21.6)2597 (47.4)1711 (47.5)980 (53.0)
 ≥301256 (30.1)1638 (33.8)7915 (73.5)1898 (34.7)1118 (31.1)523 (28.3)
 Missing50251734227910
  • *P value from χ2 test is used to test the difference between hospitals.