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Table 1 Characteristics of infants and their mothers, KA- HDSS, September 2009 to September 2013

From: Infant mortality and causes of infant deaths in rural Ethiopia: a population-based cohort of 3684 births

Characteristics Number (%)
Sex  
Female 1,803 (49.4)
Male 1,845 (50.6)
Maternal age at delivery, in years (Mean ±SD) 28.6 ± 6.6
Maternal occupation  
Housewife/farmer 3,079 (84.4)
Employed 154 (4.2)
Unemployed 415 (11.4)
Maternal education  
No formal education 2,722 (74.6)
Primary(1–6) 501 (13.7)
Secondary and above (>=7) 425 (11.7)
Marital status  
Married 3,086 (84.6)
Single 376 (10.3)
Divorced 160 (4.4)
Widowed 26 (0.7)
Birth order  
1 346 (9.5)
2 508 (13.9)
3-4 1,081 (29.6)
>=5 1,713 (47.0)
Place of delivery  
Home 2,822 (77.4)
Health facility 826 (22.6)
Number of current births  
Singletons 3,570 (97.9)
Twins 78 (2.1)