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Table 2 Obstetric characteristics of respondents in pastoral 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 at first marriage (n = 423) (years)
 < 20 323 76.4
 ≥ 20 100 23.6
Women’s age during recent birth (n = 423) (years)
 < 20 42 9.9
 20–34 286 67.6
 35–49 95 22.5
Gravidity (n = 423)
 One 63 14.9
 Two to three 115 27.2
 Four to five 121 28.6
 ≥ Six 124 29.2
Parity (n = 423)
 One 66 15.6
 Two–three 116 27.4
 Four to five 118 27.9
 ≥ Six 123 29
ANC follow up during last pregnancy (n = 423)
 Yes 327 77.3
 No 96 22.7
Number of child alive (n = 423)
 One 3 0.7
 Two to three 273 64.5
 ≥ Four 147 34.8
History of IUFD/still birth (n = 423)
 No 411 97.2
 Yes 12 2.8
History of abortion (n = 423)
 No 395 93.4
 Yes 28 6.6
Tetanus toxoid vaccination before birth (n = 423)
 Not at all 74 17.5
 Once 23 5.5
 Twice 191 45.2
 Three and more 135 32
Obstetric complication during previous delivery (n = 423)
 Yes 322 76.1
 No 101 23.9