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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the mothers at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Factors associated with low birth weight at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a hospital based cross-sectional study

Variables (N = 338) Category Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Age < 20 years 29 8.6
21–34 years 209 61.8
≥ 35 years 100 29.6
Religion Orthodox 291 86.1
Others 47 13.9
Ethnicity Amhara 331 97.9
Others 7 2.1
Maternal educational status Unable to read and write 141 41.7
Able to read and write 197 58.8
Husband educational status Unable to read and write 131 38.8
Able to read and write 207 61.2
Residence Rural 168 49.7
Urban 170 50.3
Marital status Married 316 93.5
Others 22 6.5
Mothers occupation Farmer 138 40.8
Merchant 47 13.9
Housewife 68 20.1
Governmental employee 68 20.1
Others 17 5