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Table 1 Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of mothers who gave live births in the randomly selected hospitals of Tigray region, northern Ethiopia, April-July, 2014 (n = 1152)

From: Survival of neonates and predictors of their mortality in Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia: prospective cohort study

Characteristics No. Percent
Hospital   
 Ayder Referral Hospital 139 12.1
 Adwa Hospital 198 17.2
 Lemlem Karl Hospital 147 12.8
 Suhl Hospital 143 12.4
 Kahsay Abera Hospital 102 8.8
 Kidist maram Hospital 213 18.5
 Adigrat Hospital 210 18.2
Age at marriage   
  < 18 year 68 31.9
  ≥ 18 year 784 68.1
Religion   
 Orthodox 1084 94.1
 Other 68 5.9
Residence   
 Rural 397 34.5
 Urban 755 65.5
Educational status   
 Unable to read 275 23.9
 Primary 338 29.3
 Secondary 361 31.3
 Tertiary 178 15.5
Monthly income   
 Poor 327 32.19
 Medium 316 31.1
 Rich 373 36.71
Marital status   
 Married 1071 93.0
 Other 81 7.0
  1. Rich: ≥1500 Ethiopian birr (ETB), Medium: 600–1500 ETB, Poor: <600 ETB