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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study participants (n = 356), Goba District, Bale Zone, South-East Ethiopia, February, 2014

From: Birth preparedness, complication readiness and other determinants of place of delivery among mothers in Goba District, Bale Zone, South East Ethiopia

Variables Place of delivery P-values*
Cases (ID) Controls (HD)
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Residence
  Urban 57(48.3) 110(46.2) 0.736
  Rural 61(51.7) 128(53.8)
Age of respondents
  15-19 7(5.9) 18(7.6) 0.021
  20-24 36(30.5) 43(18.1)
  25-29 45(38.1) 82(34.5)
  30-34 16(13.6) 60(25.2)
  35-49 14(11.9) 35(14.7)
Mean age (± SD) 27.41(±5.8) 28.84(±5.7)
Religion of respondents
  Muslim 46(39.0) 113(47.5) 0.022
  Orthodox 61(51.7) 88(37.0)
  Protestant 11(9.3) 37(15.5)
Ethnicity of the respondents
  Oromo 76(64.4) 182(76.5) 0.002
  Amahara 33(28.0) 30(12.6)
  Other (Tgrie, Guragie & Gamo) 9(7.6) 26(10.9)
Marital status of respondents
  Married 101(85.6) 220(92.4) 0.109
  Widowed/Divorced/Separated 11(9.3) 13(5.3)
  Not Ever Married 6(5.1) 5(2.1)
Maternal (Respondent’s) Educational level
  No formal education 26(22.0) 146(61.3) <0.001
  10 education 48(40.7) 71(29.8)
  20 and above 44(37.3) 21(8.8)
Occupation
  Housewife 75(63.6) 195(81.9) <0.001
  Merchants 19(16.1) 26(10.9)
  Employed (Government/Private) 20(16.9) 7(2.9)
  Other 4(3.4) 10(4.2)
Monthly income of the women in Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
  None 56(47.5) 83(34.9) 0.130
  None – 500 19(16.1) 49(20.6)
  501-999 17(14.4) 48(20.2)
   ≥ 1000 26(22.0) 58(24.4)
Total family income in Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
   < 500 20(16.9) 42(17.6) 0.177
  500-1000 26(24.6) 81(34.0)
   > = 1001 69(58.5) 115(48.3)
Family size
   < = 4 77(65.3) 93(39.1) <0.001
  5-6 27(22.9) 80(33.6)
   > = 7 14(11.9) 65(27.3)
Husbands age (n = 327)
   < 30 years 30(25.4) 43(18.1) 0.125
   > = 30 years 76(64.4) 178(74.8)
Husbands educational level (n = 327)
  No formal education 19(16.1) 85(35.7) <0.001
  10 education 34(28.8) 108(45.4)
  20 and above 53(44.9) 28(11.8)
Husbands’ occupational status(n = 327)
  Farming 47(39.8) 151(63.4) <0.001
  Employed (Government/Private) 33(28.0) 29(12.2)
  Merchant 18(15.3) 10(4.2)
  Other 8(6.8) 31(13.0)
Type of Mass Media (working)
  Radio Working 54(45.8) 158(66.4) <0.001
  Television Working 58(49.2) 49(20.6)
  None 6(5.1) 31(13)
Availability of Telephone (Mobile)
  Yes 102(86.4) 159(66.8) <0.001
  No 16(13.6) 79(33.3)
Time spent (home to the nearest HI)
   < =30 minutes 84(71.2) 76(31.9) <0.001
   > 30 minutes 34(28.8) 162(68.1)
  1. *p-values were derived from a chi-square test