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Table 1 Socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of mothers attending postnatal clinic at Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia, 2015 (N = 410)

From: Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among mothers in Bahir Dar district, northwest Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study

CharacteristicsFrequencyPercentage
Age (in years)
 18–19 years4410.7
 20–3434985.1
 35–47174.2
Religion
 Orthodox29672.2
 Muslim5513.4
 Protestant5914.4
Marital status
 Married39295.6
 Single184.4
Educational status
 No formal education14535.4
 Primary10425.4
 Secondary8320.2
 Above secondary7819.0
Occupation of mothers
 Housewife7919.3
 Government employee12029.3
 Farmer16339.8
 Merchant4811.6
Residence
 Urban32479.0
 Rural8621.0
Educational status of husband (missing value = 18)
 No formal education10226.0
 Primary12030.6
 Secondary6215.8
 Above secondary10827.6
Decision-making power on service utilization
 Self17342.2
 With husband22053.7
 Another person174.1
Monthly income
 ETB < 120011127.1
 ETB 1201–200011828.8
 ETB 2001–35008821.5
 ETB > 35009322.6
Time to reach to the hospital
< 30 min32479%
 > 30 min8621%
Number of pregnancy
 121652.6
 2–414735.9
 5+4711.5
Parity
 121652.6
 2–414735.9
 5+4711.5
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD)28569.5
 Cesarean section(C/S)10224.9
 Instrumental delivery235.6
Fetal outcome
 Live birth34784.6
 Abnormal$5513.4
 Dead82.0
Gestation at ANC visit started
 < 4 months12630.7
 4–7 months18745.6
> 8 months9723.7
Number of ANC visit (missing value = 40)
 14111.1
 29826.5
 38623.2
 4+14539.2
Place of birth
 Home7217.6
 Health institution33882.4
Danger signs information from HEW
 Yes29070.7
 No12029.3
  1. ETB Ethiopia birr
  2. $Low birth weight, preterm birth, IUGR, and congenital abnormality