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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of mothers with their index neonates admitted in University of Gondar comprehensive specialized hospital neonatal intensive care unit North West Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 423)

From: Proportion of neonatal sepsis and determinant factors among neonates admitted in University of Gondar comprehensive specialized hospital neonatal Intensive care unit Northwest Ethiopia 2017

Variables Categories Frequency (n = 411) Percent (%)
Age of mothers  < 35 years 260 61.5
≥ 35 years 163 38.5
Residence Urban 327 77.3
Rural 96 22.7
Marital status Currently married 346 81.4
Currently un married 77 18.6
Religion Orthodox 384 90.8
Muslim 35 8.3
Protestant 4 0.9
Educational level Not attended formal education 315 74.5
Attended formal education 108 25.5
Occupation House wife 135 31.9
Employed 179 42.3
Othersa 109 25.8
Sex of neonate Male 221 52.5
Female 202 47.5
Age of neonate 1–7 days 417 98.1
8–28 days 6 1.9
  1. Othersa = students, daily laborers and merchants