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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers and skilled birth attendants in Northern Ethiopia, 2015

From: Quality of intrapartum and newborn care in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics Number Percentage
A: Mothers characteristics (n = 216)
 Age (n = 216)
  < 18 years 4 1.8
  18–23 years 71 32.9
  24–29 years 61 28.2
  30–35 years 60 27.8
  > =36 years 20 9.3
 Marital status
  Single 16 7.4
  Married 192 89.0
  Divorced 4 1.8
  Separated 4 1.8
 Educational status
  Unable to read and write 77 35.6
  Able to read and write 9 4.2
  1–4 grade 32 14.8
  5–8 grade 39 18.1
  9–10 grade 49 22.7
  11–12 grade 10 4.6
 Type of health facility used for delivery service
  Health center 153 70.8%
  Hospital 63 29.2%
B: Skilled birth attendants characteristics (n = 106)
 Profession
  Midwife bachelor degree 34 32.1
  Midwife diploma 69 65.1
  Nurse diploma 3 2.8
 Sex   
  Male 26 24.5
  Female 80 75.5
 Age
  Less than 25 years 31 29.3
  c25–30 years 40 37.7
  c31–36 years 12 11.3
  Greater than 36 years 23 21.7
 Working experience
  < =1 year 46 43.4
  2–4 years 42 39.6
  > =5 years 18 17.0