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Table 1 Selected Socio – demographic characteristics of respondents (N = 816) in Cheha district, Ethiopia, December 2012 to January 2013

From: Magnitude and factors associated with institutional delivery service utilization among childbearing mothers in Cheha district, Gurage zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

Variables Urban (n = 157) Rural (n = 659) Total (n = 816)
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age of respondents at interview    
 15–19 2 (1.27 %) 11 (1.67 %) 13 (1.5 %)
 20–24 36 (22.93 %) 76 (11.53 %) 112 (13.73 %)
 25–29 70 (44.59 %) 231 (35.05 %) 301 (36.89 %)
 30–35 40 (25.48 %) 274 (41.58 %) 314 (38.48 %)
 35+ 9 (5.73 %) 67 (10.17 %) 76 (9.31 %)
Ethnicity of respondents    
 Gurage 150 (95.54 %) 657 (99.70 %) 807 (98.9 %)
 Others 7 (4.46 %) 2 (0.3 %) 9 (1.1 %)
Respondents educational status    
 Unable to read and write (Illiterate) 36 (22.93 %) 434 (65.86 %) 470 (57.6 %)
 Only able to read and write 1 (0.64 %) 1 (0.15 %) 2 (0.25 %)
 Elementary (Primary) 71 (45.22 %) 204 (30.96 %) 275 (33.7 %)
 Secondary 35 (22.29 %) 13 (1.97 %) 48 (5.88 %)
 Technical/Vocational + 14 (8.92 %) 7 (1.06 %) 21 (2.58 %)
Respondents marital status    
 Currently married 154 (98.09 %) 648 (98.33 %) 802 (98.28 %)
 Widowed 1 (0.64 %) 4 (0.61 %) 5 (0.61 %)
 Divorced 2 (1.27 %)   2 (0.25 %)
 Separated   3 (0.46 %) 3 (0.37 %)
 Never married   4 (0.61 %) 4 (0.49 %)
Respondents occupation    
 Housewife 70 (44.59 %) 538 (81.64 %) 608 (74.51 %)
 Farmer 1 (0.64 %) 8 (1.21 %) 9 (1.10 %)
 Government employee 19 (12.10 %) 7 (1.06 %) 26 (3.19 %)
 Merchant 46 (29.30 %) 92 (13.96 %) 138 (16.9 %)
 Other 21 (13.37 %) 14 (2.13 %) 35 (4.3 %)
Respondents religion    
 Orthodox 55 (35.03 %) 250 (37.94 %) 305 (37.38 %)
 Catholic 21 (13.38 %) 33 (5.01 %) 54 (6.62 %)
 Protestant 12 (7.64 %) 82 (12.44 %) 94 (11.52 %)
 Muslim 69 (43.95 %) 294 (44.61 %) 363 (44.49 %)
Respondent’s husband education (778)    
 Unable to read and write (Illiterate) 7 (4.46 %) 115 (18.5 %) 122 (15.7 %)
 Only able to read and write 3 (1.91 %) 9 (1.5 %) 12 (1.5 %)
 Elementary (Primary) 78 (49.68 %) 384 (61.8 %) 462 (59.4 %)
 Secondary 30 (19.11 %) 91 (14.7 %) 121 (15.6 %)
 Technical/Vocational + 39 (24.84) 22 (3.5 %) 61 (7.8 %)
Income/month in Birr (n = 803)    
 <450 13 (8.28 %) 134 (20.74 %) 147 (18.31 %)
 450–799 51 (32.48 %) 357 (55.26 %) 408 (50.81 %)
 800 or above 93 (59.24 %) 155 (23.99 %) 248 (30.88 %)
Respondent’s husband occupation (n = 812)    
 Farmer 13 (8.3 %) 481 (73.4 %) 494 (60.8 %)
 Government employee 57 (36.3 %) 38 (5.8 %) 95 (11.7 %)
 Merchant 37 (23.6 %) 74 (11.3 %) 111 (13.7 %)
 Other 50 (31.6 %) 62 (9.5 %) 112 (13.8 %)