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Table 1 Distribution of mothers by socio demographic characteristics in Axum St. Marries hospital and Aksum university comprehensive specialized hospital, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence and associated factors of low birth weight in Axum town, Tigray, North Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency Percentage (%)
Age of mothers (years) < 20 80 26
20–34 208 67.5
≥ 35 20 6.5
Religion Orthodox Christian 296 96.1
Muslim 9 2.9
Others 3 1.0
Educational status Unable to read and write 157 51
Able to read and write 17 5.5
Primary school (1–8) 34 11
Secondary school (9–12) 61 19.8
College and above 38 12.3
Marital status Single 5 1.6
Married 286 92.9
Divorced 3 1.0
Separated 9 2.6
Widowed 5 1.6
Occupation Employed 67 21.8
Housewife 133 43.2
Farmer 91 29.5
Merchants 14 4.5
Daily laborer 3 1
Monthly income (Birr) < 500 52 16.9
500–1000 95 30.8
> 1000–2000 78 25.3
> 2000 83 26.9
Residence Urban 188 61
Rural 120 39