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Table 1 Sociodemographic and economic characteristics of postnatal mothers at Dessie Referral Hospital, April 2018 (n = 418)

From: Newborn care practices and its determinants among postnatal mothers in Dessie Referral Hospital, Northeast Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency Percent (%)
Age in years 15–20 13 3.1
21–35 361 86.4
36–49 44 10.5
Marital status Single 11 2.6
Married 387 92.6
Divorced 12 2.9
Widowed 8 1.9
Religion Orthodox 133 31.8
Muslim 255 61.0
Protestant 17 4.1
Catholic 13 3.1
Ethnicity Amhara 402 96.2
Oromo 16 3.8
Educational status Unable to read and write 57 13.6
Able to read and write 37 8.9
Primary education 172 41.1
Secondary education 91 21.8
College and above 61 14.6
Occupation Housewife 294 70.3
Private employee 28 6.7
Government employee 42 10.0
Merchant 42 10.0
Student 12 3.0
Average monthly income of family (ETB) 151–650 ETB 11 2.6
651–1400 ETB 31 7.4
> 1401 ETB 376 90.0
  1. ETB Ethiopian Birr