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Table 2 Sociodemographic profile of mentor mothers interviewed

From: “They do not see us as one of them”: a qualitative exploration of mentor mothers’ working relationships with healthcare workers in rural North-Central Nigeria

Characteristics Control mentor mothers
(N = 15)
n (%)
Intervention mentor mothers
(N = 21)
n (%)
All mentor mothers
(N = 36)
n (%)
Age, years* 32.0 (28.5–35.0) 32.5 (28.8–37.3) 32.0 (28.5–36.0)
No response 0 1 1
Educational attainment
 None 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
 Qu’ranic only 2 (13.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (5.6)
 Primary 4 (26.7) 6 (28.6) 10 (27.8)
 Secondary 4 (26.7) 13 (61.9) 17 (47.2)
 > Secondary 5 (33.3) 2 (9.5) 7 (19.4)
Religious affiliation
 Christian 8 (53.3) 18 (85.7) 26 (72.2)
 Muslim 7 (46.7) 3 (14.3) 10 (27.8)
Marital status
 Single 1 (6.7) 2 (9.5) 3 (8.3)
 Married 4 (26.7) 13 (61.9) 17 (47.2)
 Divorced 0 (0.0) 1 (4.8) 1 (2.8)
 Widowed 10 (66.7) 5 (23.8) 15 (41.7)
No. of living children
 None 1 (6.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.8)
 1–2 7 (46.7) 6 (28.6) 13 (36.1)
 3–4 5 (33.3) 13 (61.9) 18 (50.0)
 ≥ 5 2 (13.3) 2 (9.5) 4 (11.1)
No. of years working as mentor mother
 1 0 (0.0) 2 (9.5) 2 (5.6)
 2–3 6 (40.0) 6 (28.6) 12 (33.3)
 4–5 6 (40.0) 7 (33.3) 13 (36.1)
 ≥ 6 3 (20.0) 6 (28.6) 9 (25.0)
Other income generation activity besides peer counseling?
 Yes 13 (86.7) 15 (71.4) 28 (77.8)
 No 2 (13.3) 6 (28.6) 8 (22.2)
  1. *Displayed as median (interquartile range)