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Table 2 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 Characteristics No. Percent
Age at first birth Parity
  < 20 year 382 33.3  
 20–24 year 551 47.9  None 561 48.7
  > 24 year 216 18.8  One 147 12.8
Current age of mother  Two 175 15.2
  < 20 year 95 8.2   ≥ Three 269 23.3
 20–24 year 328 28.5 History of abortion
 25–34 year 590 57.2  Yes 172 14.9
  ≥ 35 year 139 12.1  No 980 85.1
Number of children Reason of abortion (n = 172)
 Primiparae 610 53.0  Spontaneous 138 80.2
 2–4 children 424 36.8  Self initiated 13 7.6
 Multiple (≥5) 118 10.2  Induced 21 12.2
Birth type Number of abortion
 Single 1057 91.7  One 147 85.5
 Multipleb 95 8.3  Two 19 11.0
Gravidity   ≥ Three 3.49 3.5
 No pregnancy 475 41.2 History of still birth
 One pregnancy 191 16.6  Yes 91 7.9
 Two pregnancy 170 14.8  No 1061 92.1
  ≥ Three pregnancy 316 27.4 Number of still birth
Birth interval  One 69 75.8
 Not applicable 537 46.6  Two 19 20.9
  < Two years 127 11.0   > Two 3 3.3
  > Two years 488 42.4 Diagnosed disease
Ever use of FRa  Yes 100 8.7
 Yes 650 56.42  No 1052 91.3
 No 502 43.58 Type of disease (n = 100)
Method used (n = 650)  Hypertension 26 26
 Oral 76 11.7  Hemorrhage 6 6
 Implant 97 14.9  Other 68 68
 Injection 461 70.8  
 Other 17 2.6  
Rhesus immunization status Disease others (n = 73)
 Positive 989 85.8  HIV 31 42.5
 Negative 163 14.2  TB 7 9.6
Maternal complications  Malaria 6 8.2
   Other 29 39.7
 Yes 221 19.2 Tetanus injection
 No 930 80.8  Yes 998 86.6
Type of complicationc (n = 220)  No 154 13.4
 APH 22 10 Number of Tetanus injection
 PPH 30 13.6  One injection 93 9.3
 PIH 24 10.9   ≥ Two injection 908 90.7
 Prolonged/Obstruct 36 16.4 Mortality of older sibling
 CPD 20 9.1  Yes 82 7.1
 PROM 12 5.4  No 1070 92.9
 Mal presentations 18 8.2 Assistance during delivery
 Other 58 26.4  Midwife 830 72.1
Antenatal utilization  Gyn/obstetrician 148 12.8
 Yes 1131 98.2  Emergency Surgery 138 12.0
 No 21 1.8  Other 36 3.1
Who attend Mode of delivery
 Skilled worker 1096 96.9  Vaginal 846 73.4
 Other 35 3.1  Cesarean section 241 20.9
No of antenatal utilization  Instrumental 65 5.7
  ≥ 4 Visits 823 74.1  
  < 4 Visits 287 25.9  
  1. aFamily planning
  2. bAll multiple births were counted separately
  3. c APH, Ante Partum Hemorrhage; PPH. Post partum Hemorrhage; PIH, Pregnancy induced hypertension; Gyn, Gynecologist; Obstruct, Obstructed labor; CPD, Cephalo Pelvic Disproportion; PROM, Premature Rupture of Membrane; HIV, Human Immuno Deficiency virus; TB, Tuberculosis