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Table 1 Characteristic of the sampled women, 2016 (N = 2110)

From: Prevalence of and socioeconomic gradient in low birth weight in Ethiopia: further analysis of the 2016 demographic and health survey data

Characteristics Categories Weighted percentage (%)
Wealth index Poorest 6.9
Poorer 10.3
Middle 13.9
Rich 16.1
Richest 52.8
Education of the mother No education 28.9
Primary 38
Secondary 17.8
Higher 15.3
Ethnicity Amhara 25.3
Oromo 27.8
Tigrie 15.4
Others 31.5
Age at giving birth 14–19 10.5
20–34 78
> = 35 11.5
Maternal occupation Not working 44.9
Professional 7.9
Clerical 1.9
Sales 21.9
Agriculture-employee 11.2
Services 3.9
Skilled/unskilled manual 4.9
Others 3.3