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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of respondents in Public hospitals in west shoa zone Oromia, Ethiopia April 2018

From: Determinants of puerperal sepsis among post partum women at public hospitals in west SHOA zone Oromia regional STATE, Ethiopia (institution BASEDCASE control study)

Variables categories Cases 67 = (%) Controls 213 = (%) Total (N%) = 280
Age group < 20 yrs 16 (23.9) 18 (8.4) 29 (10.4)
20-24 yrs 4 (6.0) 51 (23.9) 72 (25.7)
25-29 yrs 15 (22.4) 91 (42.7) 106 (37.9)
30-34 yrs 21 (31.3) 51 (23.9) 42 (15.0)
> 34 yrs 11 (16.4) 18 (8.5) 31 (11.1)
Residence Urban 20 (29.9) 152 (71.4) 172 (61.42)
Rural 47 (70.1) 61 (28.6) 108 (38.6)
Educational level Tertiary(college or university 4 (6.0) 79 (37.1) 83 (29.6)
Secondary 25 (37.3) 50 (23.5) 75 (26.8)
Primary None /no education 18 (26.9) 20 (29.9) 35 (16.4) 49 (23) 53 (18.9) 69 (24.6)
Monthly income > 4500 5 (7.5) 27 (12.5) 32 (11.4)
3501–4500 4 (6.0) 40 (18.8) 44 (15.7)
2501–3500 10 (14.9) 73 (34.3) 83 (29.9)
1501–2500 3 (4.5) 41 (19.2) 44 (15.7)
501–1500 16 (23.9) 13 (6.1) 29 (10.4)
<=500 29 (43.3) 19 (8.9) 48 (17.1)
Maternal occupation Employed/government 9 (13.4) 59 (27.7) 68 (24.3)
House wife 5 (7.5) 17 (8.0) 22 (7.9)
unemployed 51 (76.1) 131 (61.5) 182 (65.0)
Others 2 (3.0) 6 (2.8) 8 (2.9)
Marital status Married 62 (92.5) 209 (98.1) 271 (96.8)
single 5 (1.9) 5 (7.5) 9 (3.2)
Husbands ‘occupation Employed/Government 13 (19.4) 80 (37.6) 93 (33.2)
Merchant 18 (26.9) 102 (47.9) 120 (42.9)
Farmer 35 (50.7) 25 (11.7) 60 (21.4)
Other 4 (1.9) 4 (1.9)