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Table 1 Socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of mothers of neonates admitted in NICU of the UoGCSH from January to December 2017, northwest Ethiopia (n = 504)

From: The role of the season at admission in neonatal sepsis: a retrospective chart review of a 1-year data at University of Gondar comprehensive specialized hospital

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Current maternal age in years
 < 20 51 10.12
 20–34 394 78.17
 ≥ 35 59 11.71
Residence
 Gondar town 219 43.45
 Out of Gondar town 285 56.55
Had ANC in the index pregnancy
 Yes 483 96.22
 No 19 3.78
TT vaccination in index pregnancya
 Not vaccinated 20 4.08
 TT one 36 7.35
 TT two and above 434 88.57
Parity (number of births)
 I 259 51.39
 II–IV 182 36.11
 ≥ V 63 12.50
Complication during index pregnancy (n = 157)
 Antepartum hemorrhage (APH) 33 6.55
 Premature rapture of membrane (PROM) 66 13.10
 Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) 58 11.51
Previous bad obstetrics historyb
 Yes 26 5.16
 No 478 94.84
Type of pregnancy
 Singleton 404 80.16
 Twin 100 19.84
Onset of labor
 Elective cesarean section 47 9.33
 Spontaneous onset 414 82.14
 Induced 43 8.53
Place of birth
 Home 19 3.77
 Health center 116 23.02
 Hospital 369 73.21
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery 328 65.08
 Cesarean section 144 28.57
 Instrument-assisted delivery 32 6.35
  1. aTetanus Toxoid, b Stillbirth or early neonatal death or intra-uterine fetal death