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Table 2 Low Birth Weight disaggregated by the sample characteristics, 2016 EDHS (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 (%)
Total low birth weight percentage 13.2 (10.73, 15.65)
Wealth index Poorest 11.3 (5.12, 23.3)
Poorer 18.7 (11.44, 29.1)
Middle 17.3 (10.9, 26.5)
Rich 15.7 (10, 23.8)
Richest 10.5 (7.9, 13.9)
Education of the mother No education 18.3 (13.5, 24.3)
Primary 11 (8.02, 14.9)
Secondary 7.7 (4.9, 12)
Higher 15.4 (9.6, 23.8)
Ethnicity Amhara 15.8 (10.74, 22.6)
Oromo 16.3 (11.28, 23)
Tigrie 6.5 (4.32, 9.8)
Others 11.6 (8.73, 15.31)
Age at giving birth 14–19 19.5 (12.1, 30)
20–34 12.6 (10.2, 15.5)
> = 35 11.6 (5.8, 22)
Maternal occupation Not working 13.3 (10, 17.3)
Professional 10.3 (3.5, 27)
Clerical 2 (0.3, 13.6)
Sales 11 (6.8, 17)
Agriculture-employee 20.3 (13.6, 29)
Services 5.5 (2.3, 12.8)
Skilled manual 28.2 (12.2, 52.6)
Unskilled manual 10.8 (3.6, 28.2)
Others 8.2 (3.2, 19.3)