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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of mothers, 2016

From: Individual-and community-level determinants of neonatal mortality in the emerging regions of Ethiopia: a multilevel mixed-effect analysis

Variables Frequency (N = 4238) Percentage (%)
Maternal age (years)
  < 20 146 3.5
 20–34 3082 72.7
 35+ 1010 23.8
Maternal education status
 No education 3170 74.8
 Primary 764 18.0
 Secondary and above 304 7.2
Religion
 Orthodox 352 8.3
 Muslim 3068 72.4
 Protestant 697 16.5
 Others 121 2.9
Wealth status
 Rich 776 18.3
 Medium 303 7.2
 Poor 3159 74.5
Marital status
 Never married 9 0.2
 Married 3997 94.3
 Divorced/separated/widowed 232 5.5
Women’s occupation status
 Not working 2787 65.8
 Working 1451 34.2
Paternal education
 No education 2476 58.4
 Primary 800 18.9
 Secondary and above 962 22.7
Media exposure
 No 3397 80.2
 Yes 841 19.8
Maternal BMI
  < 18.5 kg/m2 1256 29.6
 18.5–24.9 kg/m2 2450 57.8
  ≥ 25 kg/m2 532 12.6
  1. BMI Body Mass Index, kg Kilograms, m2 Meter Square