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Table 2 Variable description and categorization

From: Neonatal, infant, and child mortality among women exposed to intimate partner violence in East Africa: a multi-country analysis

VariablesDescription and Categorization
Socioeconomic Determinants
 ResidenceArea of residence (1 = Rural; 2 = Urban)
 Wealth indexHousehold wealth index (1 = Poor; 2 = Middle; 3 = Rich)
 Mother’s ageAge of mother (1 = < 20; 2 = 20–29; 3 = 30–49)
 Mother’s age at first birthAge of mother at first birth (1 = < 20; 2 = 20–29, 3 = 30–49)
 Mother’s religionMother’s religion (1 = Roman Catholic; 2 = Protestant/Other Christian; 3 = Muslim; 4 = No religion)
 Mother’s education levelMother’s education level (1 = No education; 2 = Primary; 3 = Secondary; 4 = Higher)
 Mother’s working statusMother’s working status (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
 Mother’s mass media usageMother’s mass media usage (1 = Yes; 2 = No)
Maternal Factors
 Desire for pregnancyMother’s desire to have a baby (1 = Then; 2 = Later; 3 = No more)
 BMI (kg/m2)Mother’s body mass index (1 = < 18.5; 2= > =18.5):
 Sexual autonomyMother’s consent to engage in sexual activities (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
 Mother experienced IPVMother experienced IPV (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
 Mother giving sexual favorsMother seeking to provide sexual favors for economic gain (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
Health System Factors
 Delivery by Caesarean sectionDelivery by Caesarean section (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
 Delivery assistanceProfessional assistance during birth (1 = Non-health professional; 2 = Health professional)
 Place of deliveryPlace of delivery (1 = Home delivery; 2 = Hospital/Other)
 Antenatal careAntenatal care received by mother during pregnancy (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
 Contraceptive use at last sexual encounterMother’s contraceptive use (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
Paternal Factors
 Husband/partner’s ageAge of husband (1 = < 29; 2 = 30–39; 3 = 40–49; 4 = 50 plus)
 Father’s working statusFather’s working status (1 = No; 2 = Yes)
Neonatal Factors
 Sex of childSex of child (1 = Male; 2 = Female)
 Size of child at birthSize of child at birth (1 = Average or larger; 2 = Small or very small; 3 = Missing)
 Birth weight (g)Weight of child at birth (1 = < 2500; 2 = 2500–3500; 3= > 3500; 4 = Not weighed; 5 = Don’t know)
 Birth order and intervalBirth order and birth interval (1 = 2nd/3rd child, > 2 years; 2 = 1st child; 3 = 2nd/3rd child, <=2 years; 4 = 4th/higher child, > 2 years; 5 = 4th/higher child, <=2 years)