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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, Goba woreda, Oromia region, Ethiopia, April, 2013

From: Birth preparedness and complication readiness among women of child bearing age group in Goba woreda, Oromia region, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Residence   
Urban 116 20.6
Rural 446 79.4
Age   
20 94 16.7
21-25 190 33.8
26-30 164 29.2
>30 114 20.3
Mean ( ± SD) 26.6 (±5.9)  
Religion   
Muslim 276 49.1
Orthodox 276 49.1
Protestant 7 1.2
Other * 3 0.5
Marital status   
Married/in Union 531 94.5
Single 14 2.1
Widowed 8 1.4
Divorced 6 1.1
Separated 3 0.5
Ethnicity   
Oromo 410 73
Amhara 139 24.7
Tigre 2 0.4
Gamo 2 0.4
Other ** 9 1.6
Educational level   
None 161 28.6
Read and write 16 2.8
Primary 266 47.3
Secondary and above 119 21.2
Occupation   
Housewife 479 85.2
Gov’t. employee 21 3.7
Private employee 14 2.5
Merchant 42 7.7
Other *** 6 1.1
Monthly income of the women +   
None 224 39.9
(None-100] 56 10
101-300 135 24
301 147 26.2
Total family income +   
100 12 2.1
101-300 60 10.7
301 487 87.1
Mean ( ± SD) 1267.9 ( ± 1298.7)  
Family size   
4 281 50
5-6 162 28.8
7 119 21.1
Mean ( ± SD) 5.0 (±2.1)  
  1. *indicate Catholic and Wakefeta, **indicate Welayita, Gurage, ***indicate daily laborer.
  2. +Currency is measured in Ethiopian Birr.