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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of male and female post-intervention assessment participants in Balkh, Herat, and Kandahar provinces, Afghanistan 2018

From: Feasibility and acceptability of a video library tool to support community health worker counseling in rural Afghan districts: a cross-sectional assessment

Sociodemographic characteristic Province
% or mean (Standard Deviation (SD))
Women   Men  
Balkh (n = 158) Herat (n = 165) Kandahar (n = 150) Balkh (n = 158) Herat (n = 161) Kandahar (n = 149)
Age mean (+SD) 30.7 (+ 5.9) 26.8 (+ 6.5) 27.8 (+ 6.7) 34.9 (+  8.6) 37.1 (+  11.4) 36.9 (+  10.6)
Level of education
 None 84.2 83.9 87.3 66.5 58.4 66.4
 Primary (up to year 6) 8.9 6.0 4.0 12.7 31.1 8.7
 Secondary (years 7–9) 0.6 6.6 0.7 4.4 4.4 7.4
 High school, university, or vocational 3.2 3.6 4.0 8.2 6.2 9.4
 Madrassah 3.2 0.0 4.0 8.2 0.0 8.1
Number of living children
 None (pregnant with first child) 1.9 5.4 2.7 4.4 2.5 1.3
 1 child 10.1 12.5 8.7 11.4 9.9 11.4
 2–3 children 26.0 32.7 30.0 31.7 24.2 23.5
 4–6 children 49.4 37.5 38.7 38.6 40.4 36.9
 More than 6 children 12.7 10.7 20.0 13.9 23.0 26.9
 Declined to respond 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Number of years married
 0–5 years 20.9 24.4 23.3 27.2 16.2 18.1
 6–10 years 28.5 28.6 36.7 27.2 21.1 25.5
 11–15 years 22.2 22.0 17.3 17.7 23.6 18.8
 More than 15 years 26.6 12.5 22.0 27.9 37.9 37.6
 Don’t know/declined to respond 1.9 12.5 0.7 0.0 1.2 0.0
Household items
 Electricity 91.8 66.7 76.0 98.7 91.3 81.2
 Radio 11.4 7.1 42.7 12.7 21.1 69.1
 Television 19.6 28.0 32.7 22.8 31.1 28.9
 Mobile phone with Internet 4.4 13.7 18.7 8.2 15.5 18.1
 Mobile phone without internet 69.6 68.5 88.7 91.8 90.1 88.6
 Generator 3.8 2.4 18.7 4.4 6.2 15.4
 Computer 0.6 1.8 11.3 0.6 2.5 5.4