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Table 2 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics with maternal age for the study conducted in Arba Minch zuria, and Gacho Baba district, southern Ethiopia, 2018/9

From: Association between maternal age and adverse perinatal outcomes in Arba Minch zuria, and Gacho Baba district, southern Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study

Variables 20–34 years ≥ 35 years
Educational status of the husband
 No formal education 254 (50.8) 110 (52.6)
 Primary(1–8) 171 (34.2) 76 (36.4)
 Secondary(9–12) 58 (11.6) 16 (7.7)
 College and above 17 (3.4) 7 (3.3)
Occupation of the mother
 Housewife 452 (90.4) 194 (92.8)
 Other© 48 (9.6) 15 (7.2)
Occupation of the husband
 Farmer 358 (71.6) 178 (85.2)
 Other± 142 (28.4) 31 (14.8)
BMI (kg/m2)
 Underweight (< 18.5) 35 (7.0) 15 (7.1)
 Normal (18.5–24.9) 374 (74.8) 132 (63.2)
 Overweight (25–29.9) 91 (18.2) 62 (29.7)
The average distance from the health post (on foot)
  ≤ 2 h 485 (97.0) 206 (98.6)
  > 2 h 15 (3.0) 3 (1.4)
The average distance from the health center (on foot)
  ≤ 2 h 457 (91.4) 193 (92.3)
  > 2 h 43 (8.6) 16 (7.7)
The average distance from the hospital (on foot)
  ≤ 2 h 131 (26.2) 87 (41.6)
  > 2 h 369 (73.8) 122 (58.4)
Wealth index
 First quantile 178 (35.6) 59 (28.2)
 Second quantile 171 (34.2) 76 (36.4)
 Third quantile 151 (30.2) 74 (35.4)
  1. © merchant, government employer, daily laborer, student, and farmer, ± carpenters, Manson, merchant, government employer, daily laborer, private worker, religious leader, student, and driver, and BMI: Body mass index