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Table 1 Background information of research participants from homeless women, February to March 2016 (n = 12)

From: Experiences of homeless women on maternity health service utilization and associated challenge in Aksum town, Northern Ethiopia

Characteristics of participants Frequency
Age 25–29 2
30–34 5
35–39 3
40–44 2
Marital status married 4
divorced 5
Widowed 3
Duration of homelessness 1–5 years 7
6–10 years 4
Above 11 years 1
Educational status Illiterate 8
Primary education (1-8grade) 3
Secondary (9-12grade) 1
Number of children 2 8
3 2
4 2
Place of recent delivery outside a healthcare facility 9
at healthcare facility 3
Employment Status Unemployed (begging) 12