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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants EDHS 2016

From: Factors affecting infant mortality in the general population: evidence from the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey (EDHS); a multilevel analysis

VariableFrequencyPercent
Age (mean age:29.23 ± 6.5 SD)
 15–194043.8
 20–24217120.4
 25–29316129.71
 30–34236022.18
 35–39169715.95
 40–446476.08
 45–492011.89
Residence
 Urban197418.55
 Rural866781.45
Mothers educational status
 No education683864.26
 Primary267825.17
 Secondary7346.9
 Higher3913.67
Husbands educational status
 No education500349.99
 Primary322032.17
 Secondary101510.14
 Higher7707.69
Mothers occupation
 Housewife630759.27
 Employed433440.73
Marital status
 Never in union610.57
 Married990393.06
 Living with a partner1050.99
 Widowed1351.27
 Divorced3283.08
 Separated1091.02
Wealth index
 Poor577554.27
 Medium146613.78
 Rich340031.95
Religion
 Orthodox308228.96
 Catholic720.68
 Protestant186217.50
 Muslim544251.14
 Traditional1030.97
 Other800.75
Region
 Tigray10339.71
 Afar10629.98
 Amhara9779.18
 Oromia158114.86
 Somali150514.14
 Benshangul8798.26
 SNNPR127712.0
 Gambela7146.71
 Harari6055.69
 Addis Ababa4614.33
 Dire Dawa5745.14
Sex of Household head
 Male838378.78
 Female225821.22