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Table 2 Selected Obstetric and delivery characteristics of the respondents 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 (%)
Mothers age at first marriage    
 <18 years 39 (24.84 %) 214 (32.47 %) 253 (31 %)
 18 year and above 118 (75.16 %) 445 (67.53 %) 563 (69 %)
Mothers age at first pregnancy    
 <20 years 67 (42.68 %) 313 (47.50 %) 380 (46.57 %)
 20 years and above 90 (57.32 %) 346 (52.50 %) 436 (53.43 %)
Gravidity    
 1 30 (19.11 %) 55 (8.35 %) 85 (10.42 %)
 2–4 87 (55.41 %) 311 (47.19 %) 398 (48.77 %)
 ≥5 40 (25.48 %) 293 (44.46 %) 333 (40.81 %)
Parity    
 1 31 (19.7 %) 57 (8.7 %) 88 (10.8 %)
 2–4 92 (58.6 %) 321 (48.7 %) 413 (50.6 %)
 ≥5 34 (21.7 %) 281 (42.6 %) 315 (38.6 %)
Had abortion in life time    
 Yes 20 (12.74 %) 83 (12.59 %) 103 (12.62 %)
 No 137 (87.26 %) 576 (87.41 %) 713 (87.38 %)
Use of ANC service (n = 734)    
 Yes 156 (99.36 %) 578 (87.71 %) 734 (89.95 %)
 No 1 (0.64 %) 81 (12.29 %) 82 (10.05 %)
Number of ANC visits (n = 734)    
 <4× 27 (17.31 %) 157 (27.16 %) 184 (25.07 %)
 ≥4× 129 (82.69 %) 414 (71.63 %) 543 (73.98 %)
I don’t Know   7 (1.21 %) 7 (0.95 %)
First time received ANC (n = 730)    
 4th month or less 62 (28.6 %) 155 (71.4 %) 217 (29.7 %)
 Above 4th month 94 (18.3 %) 419 (81.7 %) 513 (70.3 %)
Place of delivery of the 2nd youngest child (n = 728)    
 Home 41 (32.5 %) 510 (84.7 %) 551 (75.7 %)
 Health Institution 85 (67.5 %) 92 (15.3 %) 177 (24.3 %)