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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women who gave birth in public health institutions of Hawassa (n = 580), Northern Ethiopia 2017

From: Women’s knowledge and associated factors on preconception care at Public Health Institution in Hawassa City, South Ethiopia

S. N. Variables Categories Frequency(n) Percent (%)
1 Age of the mother < 20 years 45 8
20–34 years 492 84.6
35–49 years 43 7.4
2 Marital status Married 560 96.6
Single 20 3.4
3 Ethnicity Sidama 232 40
Amhara 42 7.2
Gurage 46 7.9
Oromo 115 19.8
Wolayta 106 18.3
Silte 39 6.8
4 Women’s education status No formal education 110 19
Primary education (1–8 grade) 325 56
Secondary education (9–12 grade) 97 16.7
Tertiary (college or university) 48 8.3
5 Occupation Housewife 399 68.8
Private business 87 15
Daily worker 14 2.4
Salaried employed 61 10.5
Student 19 3.3
6 Monthly income < 1000 ETB 174 30
1001–2000 ETB 119 20
2001–3675 ETB 142 25
> 3675 ETB 145 25
7 Total family size < 5 456 78.6
6-May 89 15.4
> 6 35 6
8 Residence Urban 375 64.7
Rural 205 35.3