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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women who had at least one birth in the five years preceding the survey

From: Determinants of maternal health service utilization in Ethiopia: analysis of the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey

Background Characteristics Number Percent
Residence   
   Urban 1188 15.0
   Rural 6720 85.0
Age   
   15-19 402 5.1
   20-34 5480 69.3
   35-49 2026 25.6
Marital status   
   Never Married 72 0.9
   Married/living together 7185 90.9
   Divorced/separated/widowed 651 8.2
Religion   
   Orthodox 3327 42.1
   Catholics 84 1.0
   Protestants 1763 22.3
   Muslims 2563 32.4
   Others 175 2.2
Ethnicity   
   Amhara 2257 28.5
   Guragie 180 2.3
   Oromo 2765 35.0
   Sidama 334 4.2
   Tigrie 524 6.6
   Wolaita 213 2.7
   Others 1635 20.7
Educational status   
   No education 5270 66.6
   Primary 2270 28.7
   Secondary 226 2.9
   Higher 142 1.8
Household Wealth   
   Poorest 1739 22.0
   Poorer 1696 21.5
   Middle 1628 20.6
   Richer 1494 18.9
   Richest 1351 17.1
Parity   
   1 1399 17.7
   2-4 3464 43.8
   5 or more 3045 38.5
No. of births in the last 5 yrs   
   1 4505 57.0
   2+ 3403 43.0
   Total (n) 7908 100