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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of women who give birth in Axum and Adwa town public hospitals, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, February 08–March 08, 2018

From: Preterm births and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in Axum and Adwa Town public hospitals, Northern Ethiopia, 2018

Variables Frequency Percentage
Maternal age
 ≤19 42 8.9
 20–34 357 75.6
 ≥35 73 15.5
Maternal level of education (n = 472)
 Unable to read and write 108 22.9
 Able to read and write 10 4.2
 Primary level 103 21.8
 Secondary level 161 34.1
 College and above 80 16.9
Maternal marital status (n = 472)
 Single 11 2.3
 Married 446 94.6
 Divorced 11 2.3
 Widowed 4 0.8
Maternal occupation (n = 472)
 Housewife 265 56.1
 Private employee 87 18.4
 Government employee 84 17.8
 Merchant 30 6.4
 Student 6 1.3
Maternal religion (n = 472)
 Orthodox 435 92.2
 Muslim 32 6.8
 Protestant 3 0.6
 Catholic 2 0.4
Ethnicity
 Tigray 459 97.2
 Amara 11 2.3
 Others* 2 0.4
Residence (n = 472)
 Urban 308 65.3
 Rural 164 34.7
  1. Asterisk represent the list of other ethinicities like Oromo, Wolayta, Guragge other than Tigray and Amara