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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants in North Ethiopia, 2018 (N = 561)

From: Mothers’ utilization and associated factors in preconception care in northern Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Age
 15–24 88 15.7
 25–34 277 49.4
 35–45 196 34.9
Mother’s education
 No formal education 74 13.2
 Can read and write 73 13.0
 Elementary school 127 22.6
 Secondary school 191 34.0
 College/university 96 17.1
Marital status
 Married 438 78.1
 Single/never married 62 11.1
 Divorced 53 9.4
 Widowed 8 1.4
Occupation
 Housewife 232 41.4
 Daily worker 94 16.8
 Government employee 104 18.5
 Private business 129 23.0
 Student 2 0.4
Religion
 Orthodox 508 90.6
 Muslim 42 7.5
 Others a 11 2.0
Ethnicity
 Tigray 539 96.1
 Amhara 13 2.3
 Afar 9 1.6
Income of respondents in ETB
 Less than 500 132 23.5
 501–1000 207 36.9
 1001–2000 151 26.9
 2001 and above 71 12.7
Time spent to reach health facility
 Less than 30 min 322 57.4
 30 min and above 239 42.6
Means of transport to reach facility
 Foot 303 54.0
 Public transport 187 33.3
 Private transport 71 12.7
  1. a Other religions = Catholic and Protestant