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Table 1 Selected percentage distributions of general characteristics of respondents in Holeta town January to February, 2012, (N =419)

From: Determinants of maternal health care utilization in Holeta town, central Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age 15-19 years 16 3.8
20-34 years 333 79.5
35-49 years 70 16.7
Mean ±SD   (27.4 ± 6.1)
Literacy status No schooling 134 32
Schooling 285 68
Occupation House wife 240 57.3
Other* 179 42.7
Average monthly family income below 401 134 31.7
401-1000 174 41.8
above 1000 111 26.5
Mean ±SD   (797.3 ±669.9)
Family size 1-3 123 29.4
4-5 203 48.4
above 5 93 22.2
Mean ±SD   (4.6±1.7)
Media exposure No exposure 122 29.1
Radio or TV 150 35.8
  Radio and TV 147 35.1
  1. * Students, daily laborer, civil servant, merchant, maid servant, etc.
  2. 1 USD= 17.50 Ethiopian currency at the time of survey (2012).