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Table 1 Association between socio-demographic factors and GBS colonisation

From: Prevalence and molecular characterization of group B streptococcus in pregnant women from hospitals in Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions of Namibia

Characteristic Category GBS non-colonised frequency (n = 198) GBS colonised frequency (n = 12) P value
Age in years Below 20 12 (6.1%) 0 (0.0%) 0.209
20–39 166 (83.8%) 9 (75.0%)
40 and above 20 (10.1%) 3 (25.0%)
Geographic location Rural 164 (82.8%) 10 (83.3%) 0.708
Semi-urban 9 (4.5%) 0 (0.0%)
Urban 25 (12.6%) 2 (16.7%)
Marital status Not married 151 (76.3%) 9 (75.0%) 0.921
Married 47 (23.7%) 3 (25.0%)
Educational level Below matric 149 (75.3%) 7 (58.3%) 0.333
Matric 46 (23.2%) 5 (41.7%)
Tertiary 3 (1.5%) 0 (0.0%)
Employment status Unemployed 160 (80.8%) 8 (66.7%) 0.234
Employed 38 (19.2%) 4 (33.3%)