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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the pregnant women who visit public health institutions for ANC in Axum town by timing of ANC attendance, Axum, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, June 2017 (n = 386)

From: Timing of first antenatal care attendance and associated factors among pregnant women in public health institutions of Axum town, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2017: a mixed design study

Variables   Timely bookers’ n = 106(%) Late bookers’ n = 280(%) Total n (%)
Age in years 18–19 6 (33.3) 12 (66.7) 18 (4.7)
20–24 31 (23.8) 99 (76.2) 130 (33.7)
25–29 44 (30.1) 102 (69.9) 146 (37.8)
30–34 17 (25.8) 49 (74.2) 66 (17.1)
≥35 8 (30.8) 18 (69.2) 26 (6.7)
Religion Orthodox 100 (28.1) 256 (71.9) 356 (92.2)
Muslim 6 (20) 24 (80) 30 (7.8)
Marital status In marriage 104 (28.7) 258 (71.3) 362 (93.8)
Out of marriage 2 (8.3) 22 (91.7) 24 (6.2)
Residence Urban 96 (28.4) 242 (71.6) 338 (87.6)
Rural 10 (20.8) 38 (79.2) 48 (12.4)
Educational status No formal education 7 (17.5) 33 (82.5) 40 (10.4)
Primary (1–8) 16 (18.4) 71 (81.6) 87 (22.5)
9–12 37 (22.7) 126 (77.3) 163 (42.2)
College level and above 46 (47.9) 50 (52.1) 96 (24.9)
Occupation Employed (Gov’t &NGO) 37 (44) 47 (56) 84 (21.8)
Self- employee 16 (23.9) 51 (76.1) 67 (17.4)
House wife 48 (23.4) 157 (76.6) 205 (53.1)
Farmer 5 (16.7) 25 (83.3) 30 (7.8)
Husband education No formal education 0 (0) 17 (100) 17 (4.4)
Primary (1–8) 22 (21.8) 79 (78.2) 101 (26.2)
9–12 29 (25.7) 84 (74.3) 113 (29.3)
College level and above 50 (35.5) 100 (64.5) 155 (40.2)
Husband Occupation Employed (Gov’t &NGO) 56 (37.1) 95 (62.9) 151 (39.1)
Self- employee 42 (21.5) 153 (78.5) 195 (50.5)
Farmer 8 (20) 32 (80) 40 (10.4)
Transportation use Yes 75 (28.7) 186 (71.3) 261 (67.6)
No 31 (24.5) 94 (75.2) 125 (32.4)
Transportation cost n = 261 < 3 birr 8 (22.9) 27 (77.1) 35 (13.4)
3–9 birr 38 (25.5) 111 (74.5) 149 (57.1)
> 9 birr 29 (37.7) 48 (62.3) 77 (29.5)