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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers (N = 371) in Sekela district, North West Ethiopia, August, 2010

From: Institutional delivery service utilization and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in the last 12 months in Sekela District, North West of Ethiopia: A community - based cross sectional study

Socio demographic Variables N (%)
Place of residence  
 Urban 75(20.2)
 Rural 296(79.8)
Age of mother at interview (Mean, SD,27.41 ± 5.88)  
 15-19 19(5.1)
 20-24 91(24.6)
 25-29 136(36.7)
 30-34 65(17.5)
 35-39 45(12.1)
 40+ 15(4.0)
Marital Status of mother  
 Married 338(91.1)
 Divorced/widowed/single 16(4.3)
 Separated 17(4.6)
Educational Status of mother  
 Unable to read & write 304(81.8)
 Able to read & write 34(9.2)
 Primary education(1–8) 10(2.7)
 Secondary education and above (9-12+) 23(6.2)
Educational Status of husband(n = 355)  
 Unable to read & write 146(41.1)
 Able to read & write 170(47.9)
 Primary education(1–8) 16(4.5)
 Secondary education and above (9-12+) 23(6.5)
Occupational status of mother  
 House wife 296(79.8)
 Gov’t employed 14(3.8)
 Tea and tella† seller 28(7.5)
 Merchant 6(1.6)
 Daily labourers 15(4.0)
 Students 8(2.2)
 Others* 4(1.1)
Occupational status of husband(n = 355)  
 Farmer 263(74.1)
 Employed (Government & Private) 21(5.9)
 Merchant 33(9.3)
 Daily labourers 23(6.5)
 Others** 15(4.2)
Income in month in ETB  
 60-408 97(26.1)
 409-693 90(24.3)
 694-987 93(25.1)
 > = 988 91(24.5)
Time taken to nearby health center  
 <1 hour 268(72.2)
 1-2 hours 72(19.4)
 >2 hours 31(8.4)
Family size  
 2-5 214(57.7)
 >5 157(42.5)
  1.  *Rented House workers ** Carpenter, Construction worker   Local low alcohol drink Construction worker   Local low alcohol drink .