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Table 1 Socio-economic and obstetric characteristic of mothers of mothers in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia (N = 603), May 2014

From: Level of mother’s knowledge about neonatal danger signs and associated factors in North West of Ethiopia: a community based study

Variable Frequency Percentage (%)
Age group
 15–24 176 29.2
 25–34 330 54.1
 35–44 91 15.1
 45+ 6 1.6
Marital status
 Single 45 7.5
 Married 489 81.1
 Divorced 40 6.6
 Widowed 29 4.8
Religion
 Orthodox 460 76.3
 Muslim 90 14.9
 Protestant 44 7.3
 Other 9 1.5
Educational status
 Cannot able to read and write 75 12.4
 Can read and write 70 11.6
 Grade 1–8 109 18.1
 Grade 9–12 272 45.1
 College and above 77 12.8
Occupation
 House wife 305 50.5
 Government employee 121 20.1
 Private employee 134 22.2
 Merchant 29 4.8
 Others 14 2.3
ANC attendance
 Yes 350 58
 No 253 42
Frequency of visit
 <4 visits 172 49.1
 ≥4 visits 178 50.9
PNC attendance
 Yes 145 24
 No 458 76
PNC visit
 <3 135 93.1
 ≥3 9 6.9
Place of delivery
 Home 194 32.2
 Health institution 409 67.8
Assistance of the delivery
 Health profession 420 69.7
 TBA 101 16.7
 Family 82 13.6
Parity
 1 231 35.3
 2–4 357 59.2
 ≥4 33 5.5