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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics among pregnant mothers attending ANC service in Tselemte district, Tigray, Ethiopia, March 2014

From: Late antenatal care initiation: the case of public health centers in Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (n = 365) Percent (%)
Age (years)
 15–19 73 20
 20–24 108 29.6
 25–29 89 24.4
 30–34 65 17.8
 35–39 30 8.2
Marital status of the mother
 Married 351 96.2
 Divorced 4 1.1
 Separated 3 0.8
 Cohabitated 7 1.9
Residence
 Urban 120 32.9
 Rural 245 67.1
Educational status
 No formal education 214 58.6
 Elementary (1–8) 99 27.1
 Secondary (9–12) 34 9.3
 Higher education 18 4.9
Occupational status
 House wife 100 27.4
 Farmer 202 55.3
 Civil servant 20 5.5
 Business women 28 7.7
 Daily laborer 15 4.1
House hold monthly income(ETB)
 ≤ 400 94 25.8
 401–600 81 22.2
 601–1000 102 27.9
 > 1000 88 24.1
Husband education
 No formal education 159 43.6
 Elementary 143 39.2
 Secondary 30 8.2
 Higher education 33 9