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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Munesa Woreda, Arsi Zone, southeast Ethiopia, April 2011

From: Institutional delivery service utilization in Munisa Woreda, South East Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (%)
Age of the mothers at interview  
15-19 50 (5.9)
20-24 224 (26.2)
25-29 268 (31.3)
30-34 178 (20.8)
35+ 135 (15.8)
Marital status  
Married 838 (98)
Divorced/separated 17 (2.0)
Distance from health facility  
≤ 30 minute 136 (15.9)
>30 minute 719 (84.1)
Religion  
Orthodox 442 (51.7)
Muslim 371 (43.4)
Protestant 42 (4.9)
Ethnicity  
Oromo 834 (97.5)
Amhara 17 (2.0)
Gurage 4 (0.5)
Educational status of the mother  
Unable to read and write 527 (61.6)
Primary education 306 (35.8)
Secondary and post secondary 22 (2.6)
Occupational status of the mother  
House wife 746 (87.3)
Government employee 12 (1.4)
Farmer 97 (11.3)
Occupational status of the husband  
Farmer 726 (84.9)
Government employee 30 (3.5)
Daily laborer/Merchants 99 (11.6)
Educational status of the husband  
Unable to read and write 324 (37.9)
Primary education 487 (57.0)
Secondary and post secondary 44 (5.1)
Perceived economical status  
Low 220 (25.7)
Medium 422 (49.4)
High 213 (24.9)
Family size  
≤5 412 (48.2%)
>5 443 (51.8)