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Table 1 Distribution of mothers by their socio-demographic characteristic in Amhara region referral hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia, February 01 to July 30, 2018

From: Magnitude of maternal near misses and the role of delays in Ethiopia: a hospital based cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age (in years) (n = 572)
 < 20 76 13.3
 20–30 346 60.5
 31–40 140 24.5
 ≥ 40 10 1.7
Marital status (n = 572)
 Single 16 2.8
 Married 540 94.4
 Divorced 16 2.8
Religion (n = 572)
 Orthodox 512 89.5
 Muslim 54 9.4
 Others (protestant, catholic) 6 1.1
Occupational status (n = 572)
 Farmer 150 26.2
 Housewife 268 46.9
 Government employee 71 12.4
 Trader 51 8.9
 Unemployed 32 5.6
Educational status (n = 572)
 No formal education 304 53.1
 Grade 1–6 81 14.2
 Grade 7–12 111 19.4
 Above grade 12 76 13.3
Average monthly income per household (n = 572)
 < 1000 Birr 135 23.6
 1001–2000 Birr 186 32.5
 2001–3000 Birr 150 26.2
 3001–4000 Birr 54 9.4
 ≥ 4001 Birr 47 8.2
Husband educational status of mothers (n = 556)
 Unable to write and read 207 37.2
 Able to write and read only 44 7.9
 Grade 1–6 59 10.6
 Grade 7–12 101 18.2
 Above grade 12 145 26.1
Residence (n = 572)
 Rural 196 34.3
 Urban 376 64.5
Distance traveled (n = 572)
 ≤ 10 km 147 25.7
 > 10 km 425 74.3