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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of pregnant women in Debretabor town, south Gondar zone, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 394)

From: Level and factors associated with preference of institutional delivery among pregnant woman in Debre-tabor town, North West Ethiopia, 2017: a community based cross sectional study

Variables Categories N Percent (%)
Age 15–19 6 1.5
20–24 87 22.1
25–29 167 42.4
30–35 93 23.6
≥ 35 41 10.4
Religion Orthodox 382 97.0
Muslim 12 3.0
Marital status Married 326 82.7
Single cohabitated 31 7.9
Single 9 2.3
Divorced 16 4.1
Separated 10 2.5
Widowed 2 0.5
Ethnicity Amhara 388 98.5
Tigre 4 1
Oromo 2 0.5
Educational status Illiterate 67 17
Read and write 41 10.4
Primary education 125 31.7
Secondary education 95 24.1
Tertiary 66 16.8
Husband educational status Illiterate 31 7.9
Read and write 45 11.4
Primary education 74 18.8
Secondary education 111 28.2
Tertiary 133 33.8
Women’s occupation Merchant 48 12.2
Government worker 69 17.5
Housewife 234 59.4
Farmer 8 2.0
Daily worker 13 3.3
Student 22 5.6
Husband occupation Farmer 84 21.3
Daily worker 64 16.2
Government worker 108 24.9
Merchant 98 27.4
Student 40 10.2
Monthly income < 320 ETB 20 5.1
320–600 ETB 9 2.3
600–1000 ETB 44 11.2
> 1000 ETB 321 81.5
Total family size 1–5 389 98.7
> 6 5 1.3