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Table 2 Distribution of socio-demographic data by parity among women who gave birth in North Shewa Zone Hospitals, 2021

From: Adverse obstetric outcome and its associated factors in public hospitals of North Ethiopia: does parity make a difference?

Variables Category Parity, n (%)  
LM (360) GM (180) p-value
Age of the mother 20 – 34 years
< 20 years
≥ 35 years
306 (85.0)
8 (2.2)
46 (12.8)
70 (38.9)
4 (2.2)
106 (58.9)
0.000*
Residence Rural
Urban
94 (26.1)
266 (73.9)
94 (52.2)
86 (47.8)
0.000
Religion Christian
Muslim
304 (84.4)
56 (15.6)
120 (66.7)
60 (33.3)
0.000
Mother’s education No formal education
Primary
Secondary
Higher education
66 (18.3)
76 (21.1)
60 (16.7)
158 (43.9)
106 (58.9)
14 (7.8)
18 (10.0)
42 (23.3)
0.000
Mother’s Occupation Housewife
Gov’t employee
Self-employed
164 (45.6)
112 (31.1)
84 (23.3)
108 (60.0)
26 (14.4)
46 (25.6)
0.000
Marital status Married
Othersa
354 (98.3)
6 (1.7)
170 (94.4)
10 (5.6)
0.012
Husband education No formal education
Primary
Secondary
Higher education
74 (20.9)
68 (19.2)
26 (7.3)
186 (52.5)
86 (50.6)
14 (8.2)
10 (5.9)
60 (35.3)
0.000
Husband occupation Farmer
Gov’t employee
Self-employed
116 (32.8)
130 (36.7)
108 (30.5)
98 (57.6)
44 (25.9)
28 (16.5)
0.000
Age at marriage < 18 years
≥ 18 years
58 (16.1)
302 (83.9)
62 (34.4)
118 (65.6)
0.000
Changing partner Yes
No
60 (16.7)
300 (83.3)
32 (17.8)
148 (82.2)
0.746
Income (ETB) Lower tertile
Middle tertile
Higher tertile
134 (37.2)
118 (32.8)
108 (30.0)
88 (48.9)
44 (24.4)
48 (26.7)
0.027
  1. ETB Ethiopian Birr, GM Grand multiparous, LM Low multiparous
  2. a Single, divorced, and widowed
  3. Fisher’s exact test