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Table 1 Distribution of the study participants by socio demographic characteristics in in Bahir Dar city, North West, Ethiopia, March, 2013 (n = 701)

From: Factors associated with knowledge on obstetric danger signs among women who gave birth within 1 year in Bahir Dar city administration, North West, Ethiopia

Characteristics Number  %
Age in years
 < 20  27 3.8
 20–34  529 75.5
 35+ 145 20.7
Residence
 Urban 555 79.2
 Rural 146 20.8
Marital status
 Married/in union 603 86.0
 Single/separated 98 14.0
Religion
 Orthodox 565 80.6
 Muslim 121 17.3
 Protestant 12 1.7
 Catholic 3 0.4
Educational level of the mother
 No formal education 214 30.5
 Primary education 301 42.9
 Secondary education 108 15.5
 Higher education 78 11.1
Occupational status of the mother
 House wife 430 61.3
 Merchant 98 14.0
 G/employed 75 10.7
Othersa 98 14.0
Ethnicity
 Amhara 687 98.0
 Othersb 14 2.0
Monthly income in birr
 75–450 birr 195 27.8
 451–880 birr 156 22.3
 881–2580 birr 176 25.1
 2580–9950 birr 174 24.8
Family size
 1–4 437 62.3
 5–6 218 31.1
  ≥ 7 46 6.6
  1. aIndicate that: student, daily labour
  2. bIndicate that: Tigrie, Age, Negde woyito