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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics among pregnant women in Medebay Zana district, July 2017

From: Birth preparedness as a precursor to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality among pregnant mothers in Medebay Zana District, Northern Ethiopia

Variables Category N (%)
Age ≤ 20 118 (21.4)
21–25 136 (24.6)
26–30 154 (27.9)
31–35 48 (8.7)
> 35 96 (17.4)
Religion Orthodox 523 (94.7)
Muslim 29 (5.3)
Ethnicity Tigrean 532 (96.4)
Othersa 20 (3.6)
Marital status Married 488 (88.4)
Not married 64 (11.6)
Educational level Illiterate 302 (54.7.)
Primary education 137 (24.8)
Secondary and above education 113 (20.5)
Occupation Housewife 347 (62.9)
Governmental employed 77 (13.9)
Merchant 73 (13.2)
Othersb 55 (10.0)
Monthly family income < 650 Birr 208 (37.7)
651–1500 Birr 182 (33.0)
> 1500 Birr 162 (29.3)
Family size 0–2 420 (76.1)
3–4 90 (16.3)
≥ 5 42 (7.6)
  1. aAmhara, Afar and Yem
  2. bDaily laborers and privet employed