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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%)