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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of Mothers in Bench-Maji Zone, South West, Ethiopia, September 2015

From: Utilization of institutional delivery service and associated factors in Bench Maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia: community based, cross sectional study

Variable Frequency (%)
Maternal age (Mean 25.47,SD 4.4, R 24)
 15–19 21 (2.7)
 20–24 319 (41.7)
 25–29 271 (35.4)
 30–34 109 (14.2)
  > 35 45 (5.9)
Ethnicity n = 765
 Bench 188 (24.6)
 Amhara 155 (20.3)
 Menit 148 (19.3)
 Kaffa 140 (18.3)
 Othera 134 (17.5)
Religion n = 765
 Protestant 369 (48.2)
 Orthodox 281 (36.7)
 Islam 96 (12.5)
 Otherb 19 (2.5)
Maternal Educational level n = 765
 Cannot read & write 306 (40.0)
 Able to read & writed 22 (2.9)
 Primary school (1–8) 312 (40.8)
 Secondary &above (9–12+)e 125 (16.4)
Maternal occupation n = 765
 House wife 560 (73.2)
 Merchant 75 (9.8)
 Farmer 60 (7.8)
 Government Employee 44 (5.8)
 Otherc 26 (3.4)
Maternal Marital Status n = 765
 Married 724 (94.6)
 Single 23 (3.0)
 Divorced 15 (2.0)
 Widowed 3 (0.4)
Husbands Educational level n = 724
 Cannot read & write 165 (22.8)
 Able to read & writed 51 (7.0)
 Primary school (1–8) 308 (42.5)
 Secondary & above (9–12+)e 200 (27.6)
Husbands occupation n = 724
 Farmer 263 (36.3)
 Merchant 248 (34.3)
 Government Employee 99 (13.7)
 Daily laborer 85 (11.7)
 Otherc 29 (4.0)
Availability of TV/Radio =765
 Yes 483 (63.1)
 No 282 (36.9)
Income quartiles n = 765
 Lowest 194 (25.4)
 Middle 204 (26.7)
 Upper 367 (48.0)
Residence n = 765
 Urban 399 (52.2)
 Semi urban 166 (21.7)
 Rural 200 (26.1)
  1. Note aHadiya, Wolayita, Gamo, Tigre, Sheko, Sheka, Yem, Dawero, Dize, Gurage, Oromo, Silte
  2. bTraditional religion, Catholic and Apostolic
  3. cPrivate business, Driver, Carpenter, Student, Religious leader, daily laborer
  4. dWho haven’t joined any formal education but learned writing and reading informally
  5. eWho joined secondary education, technical schools, colleges and university