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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in Awash Fentale district, Afar region, 2016 (N = 423)

From: Magnitude of institutional delivery service utilization and associated factors among women in pastoral community of Awash Fentale district Afar Regional State, Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percentage (%)
Age of women (n = 423)
 15–19 61 14.4
 20–24 54 12.8
 25–29 110 26.0
 30–34 107 25.3
 35–39 63 14.9
 ≥ 40 32 7.6
Religion (n = 423)
 Muslim 257 60.8
 Christian 166 39.2
Ethnicity (n = 423)
 Afar 211 49.9
 Oromo 45 10.6
 Tigray 16 3.8
 Amhara 66 15.6
 Others 85 20.1
Women occupation (n = 423)
 House wife 54 12.8
 Farmer 75 17.7
 Employed 10 2.4
 Merchant 33 7.8
 Pastoralist 251 59
Husband occupation(n = 413)
 Pastoralist 257 62
 Farmer 82 19.9
 Employed 43 10.4
 Daily labor 20 5
 Merchant 11 2.7
Monthly household income ETB (n = 423) (birr)
 < 500 36 8.5
 500–1000 202 47.8
 > 1000 185 43.7
Maternal educational status (n = 423)
 Unable to read and write 252 60
 Primary school 121 29
 Secondary and above 50 12
Husband educational status(n = 413)
 Unable to read and write 281 68
 Primary school 68 16.1
 Secondary school and above 67 16.9