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Table 1 The socio-demographic status of respondents and their under-five years old children in Ethiopia

From: Evidence from 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey data: association between post health education maternal knowledge and neonatal danger signs

Variables Categories Frequency (n=325) Percent
Husband occupation Did not work 14 4.3
Professional/managerial 55 16.9
Clerical 3 0.9
Sales 59 18.2
Agricultural employee 96 29.5
Service 26 8.0
Skilled manual 56 17.2
Unskilled manual 16 4.9
Maternal occupation Did not work 167 51.4
Professional/managerial 24 7.4
Clerical 9 2.8
Sales 52 16.0
Agricultural employee 42 12.9
Service 12 3.7
Skilled manual 14 4.3
Unskilled manual 5 1.5
Head of household Male 268 82.5
Female 57 17.5
Residence Urban 172 52.9
Rural 153 47.1
Maternal age 15-19 11 3.4
20-24 69 21.2
25-29 96 29.5
30-34 81 24.9
35-39 42 12.9
40-44 17 5.2
45-49 9 2.8
Maternal education No education 92 28.3
Primary 124 38.2
Secondary 60 18.5
Higher 49 15.1
Region Tigray 71 21.8
Afar 2 0.6
Amhara 10 3.1
Oromia 14 4.3
Somali 6 1.8
Benishangul-Gumz 30 9.2
SNNPR 43 13.2
Gambela 5 1.5
Harari 54 16.6
Addis-Adaba 61 18.8
Dire-Dawa 29 8.9
Orthodox 156 48.0
Catholic 2 0.6
Protestant 47 14.5
Muslim 119 36.6
Traditional 1 0.3
Other 156 48.0
Wealth index Poorest 15 4.6
Poorer 31 9.5
Middle 38 11.7
Richer 50 15.4
Richest 191 58.8
Readiness Wanted then 273 84.0
Wanted later 38 11.7
Wanted no more 14 4.3
Chat chewing No 289 88.9
Yes 36 11.1
Type of birth Single birth 316 97.2
1st of multiple 9 2.8
Sex of the child Male 163 50.2
Female 162 49.8
Marital status Married 322 99.1
Living with partner 3 0.9
Fast and rapid breathing No 294 90.5
Yes 31 9.5
Size of the child at birth Very large 71 21.8
Large 50 15.4
Average 153 47.1
Small 27 8.3
Very small 24 7.4
KMC (Kangaroo mother care) No 78 24.0
Yes 247 76.0
  1. Note: SNNPR-Southern nations, nationalities and peoples representatives