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Table 2 Mothers, household, and child characteristics description

From: Exploring and modeling recurrent birth events in Ethiopia: EMDHS 2019

Variables Categories (Codes) Weighted frequency
Mothers characteristics   n = 4676 (%)
  Age of mothers at first birth  < 20 (1) 3289 (70.3)
  20–34 (2) 1379 (29.5)
  35–49 (3) 8 (0.2)
  Mother’s current marital status Married (1) 4159 (88.9)
  Widowed (2) 198 (4.2)
  Divorced (3) 319 (6.8)
  Place of delivery Home (1) 1605 (34.3)
  Health sector (2) 1507 (32.2)
  Missing 1564 (33.4)
  Contraceptive use Modern (1) 1396 (29.9)
  Traditional (2) 37 (0.8)
  Not Using (3) 3243 (69.4)
  Mother’s education level No education (0) 2890 (61.8)
  Primary (1) 1281 (27.4)
  Secondary and above (2) 505 (10.8)
  Husband/partner’s education level Primary (1) 2216 (47.4)
  Secondary and above (2) 1487 (31.8)
  Missing 973 (20.8)
Household characteristics   n = 4676(%)
  Residence Urban (1) 1148 (24.6)
  Rural (2) 3528 (75.4)
  Region Tigray (1) 386 (8.3)
  Afar (2) 408 (8.7)
  Amhara (3) 519 (11.1)
  Oromia (4) 594 (12.7)
  Somali (5) 391 (8.4)
  Benishangul (6) 425 (9.1)
  SNNPR (7) 606 (13.0)
  Gambela (8) 413 (8.8)
  Harari (9) 366 (7.8)
  Addis Ababa (10) 230 (4.9)
  Dire Dawa (11) 338 (7.2)
  Religion Orthodox (1) 1538 (32.9)
  Protestant (2) 959 (20.5)
  Muslim (3) 2076 (44.4)
  Catholic, traditional, and others (4) 103 (2.2)
 Household size 1–4 (small) (0) 1250 (26.7)
  5–9 (medium) (1) 3165 (67.7)
  10 and more (Large) (2) 261 (5.6)
  Household wealth index Poorest (0) 1332 (28.5)
  Poorer (1) 816 (17.5)
  Middle (2) 754 (16.1)
  Richer (3) 726 (15.5)
  Richest (4) 1048 (22.4)
Child characteristics   n = 16,833 ( %)
  Sex of child Male (1) 8624 (51.2)
  Female (2) 8209 (48.8)
  Child is alive Yes (1) 15,230 (90.5)
  No (2) 1603 (9.5)