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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study participants, Dabat DSS site, Northwest Ethiopia, 2011 (n = 1065)

From: Determinants of skilled attendance for delivery in Northwest Ethiopia: a community based nested case control study

Variables Category Skilled birth attendance
   Cases (%) Controls (%)
Residence Urban 166 (77.9) 87 (10.2)
Rural 47 (22.1) 765 (89.8)
Own Radio Yes 113 (53.1) 97 (11.4)
No 100 (46.9) 755 (88.6)
Own TV Yes 66 (31.0) 18 (2.1)
No 147 (69.0) 834 (97.9)
Maternal education Can not read and write 69 (32.4) 673 (79.0)
Primary 29 (13.6) 106 (12.4)
Secondary and above 115 (54.0) 73 (8.6)
Religion Orthodox 201 (94.4) 843 (98.9)
Muslim 12 (5.6) 9 (1.1)
Marital status Married 178 (83.6) 806 (94.6)
Single/widowed/separated 35 (16.4) 46 (5.4)
Maternal occupation Farmer 2 (.9) 13 (1.5)
Own business 51 (23.9) 20 (2.3)
House wife 111 (52.1) 770 (90.4)
Others 49 (23.0) 49 (5.8)
Maternal age ≤19 18 (8.5) 102 (12.0)
20-34 155 (72.8) 597 (70.1)
≥35 40 (18.8) 153 (18.0)
Husband education Can not read and write 65 (30.5) 534 (62.7)
Primary education 54 (25.4) 246 (28.9)
Secondary and above 94 (44.1) 72 (8.5)
Husband occupation Student 4 (1.9) 29 (3.4)
Farmer 99 (46.5) 764 (89.7)
own business 50 (23.5) 32 (3.8)
  Others 60 (28.2) 27 (3.2)