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Table 1 Percentage distribution of respondents by background characteristics and place of delivery (N = 274)

From: Women’s social networks and use of facility delivery services for uncomplicated births in North West Ethiopia: a community-based case-control study

Background characteristics Home delivery
n (%)
Facility delivery n (%) Total N(%)
Age
 18–23 28 (44.4) 35 (55.6) 63 (22.3)
 24–29 67 (53.2) 59 (46.8) 126 (46)
  > =30 years 45 (52.9) 40 (47.1) 85 (31)
Residence
 Rural 119 (57.8) 87 (42.2) 206 (75.2)
 Urban 21 (30.9) 47 (69.1) 68 (24.8)
Educational status
 No education 96 (55.8) 76 (44.2) 172 (62.8)
 Primary (1–8) 42 (58.3) 30 (41.7) 72 (26.3)
 Secondary & above (> = 9) 2 (6.7) 28 (93.3) 30 (10.9)
Husband’s Literacy status
 Illiterate 78 (65.2) 44 (34.8) 122 (43.1)
 Literate 62 (40.8) 90 (59.2) 152 (56.9)
Parity
 1–2 children 64 (48.9) 67 (51.7) 131 (47.8)
 3–4 children 60 (56.6) 46 (43.4) 106 (38.7)
  > =5 children 16 (43.2) 21 (56.8) 37 (13.5)
ANC use
 No 43 (70.5) 18 (29.5) 61 (22.3)
 Yes 97 (45.5) 116 (54.5) 213 (77.7)
Knowledge of obstetric complications
 Limited knowledge 51 (62.2) 31 (37.8) 82 (29.6)
 Better knowledge 89 (46.4) 103 (53.6) 192 (70.1)
Autonomy with household decisions
 Limited participation 10 (58.5) 7 (41.2) 17 (6.2)
 Had participation 130 (50.6) 127 (49.4) 257 (93.8)
Total 140 (51.1) 134 (48.9) 274(100)