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Table 1 Socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics of participants in North Showa zone, Oromia Region, Dec. 2012

From: Determinants of perinatal mortality among cohorts of pregnant women in three districts of North Showa zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia: Community based nested case control study

Variables

Cases(n=73)

Controls(n=146)

Mothers age in years

  

 15-19

15(20.5%)

26(17.8%)

 20-24

11(15.1%)

14(9.6%)

 25-29

21(28.8%)

67(45.9%)

 30-34

13(17.8%)

31(21.2%)

>35

13(17.8%)

8(5.5%)

 Mean age + SD

27.01 + 6.22

26.37 + 4.70

Marital status

  

 Currently Married

66(90.4%)

141(96.6%)

 Currently not married

7(9.6%)

5(3.4%)

Educational status of the mother

  

 Cannot read/write

52(71.2%)

122(83.6%)

 Can read/write

21(28.8%)

24(16.4%)

Educational status of the father

  

 Cannot read/write

44(60.3%)

93(63.7%)

 Can read/write

29(39.7%)

53(36.3%)

Occupation of the mother

  

 Farmer

62(84.9%)

137(93.8%)

 Other

11(15.1%)

9(6.2%)

Family size

  

 Two

12(16.4%)

1(0.7 %)

 Three to Five

35(47.9%)

77(52.7%)

 Six and above

26(35.6%)

68(46.6%)

Sex of the new born

  

 Male

57(78.1%)

72(49.3%)

 Female

16(21.9%)

74(50.7%)

Household Wealth index

  

 Lowest

8(28.6%)

21(33.9%)

 Middle

12(42.9%)

20(32.3%)

 Highest

8(28.6%)

21(33.9%)