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Table 1 Distribution of socio demographic characteristics of cases and controls attending public hospitals of Central zone, Tigray Region, North Ethiopia 2018

From: Risk factors of birth asphyxia among newborns in public hospitals of Central Zone, Tigray, Ethiopia 2018

Variables Category Cases Controls Total
n = 88 (%) n = 176 (%) n = 264 (%)
Religion Orthodox 76 (85.4) 150 (85.4) 226 (85.6)
Muslim and others 12 (13.63) 26 (14.7) 38 (14.4)
Residence Urban 64 (36.4) 112 (63.6) 151 (57.2)
Rural 49 (55.7) 64 (36.4) 113 (42.8)
Educational status Unable to write and read 30 (34.1) 28 (15.9) 58 (22.0)
Primary school 20 (22.7) 48 (27.3) 68 (25.8)
Secondary school 24 (27.3) 67 (38.1) 91 (34.5)
Diploma and above 14 (15.9) 33 (18.8) 47 (17.8)
Marital status Married 75 (85.2) 166 (94.3) 241 (91.3)
Single 11 (12.5) 8 (4.5) 19 (7.2)
Divorced 2 (2.3) 2 (1.1) 4 (1.5)
Occupational status Housewife 47 (53.4) 89 (50.6) 136 (51.5)
Civil servant 8 (9.1) 30 (17.0) 38 (14.4)
Private worker 15 (17.0) 29 (16.5) 44 (16.7)
Farmer 9 (10.2) 18 (10.2) 27 (10.2)
Student 9 (10.2) 10 (5.7) 19 (7.2)
Sex of newborns Male 41 (46.6) 94 (53.4) 135 (51.1)
Female 47 (53.4) 82 (46.6) 129 (48.9)