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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics among pregnant women Goba town south east Ethiopia, 2015

From: Self-medication during pregnancy and associated factors among pregnant women in Goba town, southeast Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Age
 15–24 94 29.1
 25–34 206 63.8
 35 and above 23 7.1
Educational status of women
 Unable to read and write 25 7.7
 Read and write 35 10.8
 Primary 103 31.9
 Secondary and above 160 49.5
Educational status of husband
 Unable to read and write 1 0.3
 Read and write 28 8.7
 Primary 51 15.8
 Secondary 137 42.4
 TVET and above 28 8.7
Marital status
 Married 296 91.6
 Divorced 12 3.7
 Widowed 3 0.9
 Unmarried 12 3.7
Ethnicity
 Oromo 210 65.0
 Amhara 76 23.5
 Somali 8 2.5
 Gurage 9 2.8
 Otherc 20 6.2
Religion
 Orthodox 131 40.6
 Muslim 152 47.1
 Protestant 35 10.8
 Catholic 4 1.2
 Othersa 1 0.3
Occupations of the women
 Housewives 160 49.5
 GOV Worker 67 20.7
 Merchant 59 18.3
 Student 8 2.5
 Self-employee 28 8.7
 Othersb 1 0.3
  1. TVET Technical and vocational educational training
  2. aWaqefata
  3. bHouse maid
  4. cSidama, Hareri