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Table 2 Descriptive results of health care utilization for common childhood illnesses (diarrhea, fever and cough) among variables from the 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey

From: Health care utilization for common childhood illnesses in rural parts of Ethiopia: evidence from the 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey

Variables Care-seeking for diarrhea illness (%) Total Care-seeking for fever illness (%) Total Care-seeking for cough illness (%) Total
Child age
 0–11 month 104 (47.3%) 222 102 (40.5%) 252 96 (38.4%) 250
 12–23 month 146 (56.4%) 259 125 (45.0%) 278 108 (45%) 240
 24–35 month 75 (51.0%) 147 74 (42.8%) 173 68 (36.8%) 185
 36–47 month 23 (34.3%) 67 26 (31.3%) 83 20 (26.3%) 76
 48–59 month 15 (40.5%) 37 21 (32.3%) 65 14 (25.5%) 55
Sex of child
 Male 195 (49.2%) 396 181 (40.0%) 452 149 (36.4%) 409
 female 168 (50.3%) 334 167 (41.9%) 399 157 (39.5%) 397
Birth order
 First birth 73 (54.1%) 135 70 (42.9%) 163 62 (39.7%) 156
 Second birth 57 (57.6%) 99 48 (42.1%) 114 37 (36.6%) 101
 Third birth 55 (50.0%) 110 43 (40.6%) 106 42 (40.0%) 105
 Forth birth and above 178 (46.1%) 386 187 (40.0%) 468 165 (37.2%) 444
Total under-five birth
 One birth 196 (49.7%) 394 186 (38.6%) 482 156 (34.7%) 450
 Two births 142 (49.8%) 285 137 (44.3%) 309 127 (42.9%) 296
 Three and above births 25 (49.0%) 51 25 (41.7%) 60 23 (38.3%) 60
Marital status of mothers
 Married 348 (51.0%) 683 330 (42.1%) 783 293 (39.0%) 752
 Divorced 12 (38.7%) 31 12 (29.3%) 41 9 (27.3%) 33
 Widowed 2 (22.2%) 9 3 (37.5%) 8 1 (33.3%) 3
 Separated 1 (14.3%) 7 3 (15.8%) 19 3 (16.7%) 18
Mothers education
 No formal education 211 (43.0%) 491 219 (37.3%) 587 187 (33.2%) 563
 Primary and above 152 (63.6%) 239 129 (48.9%) 264 119 (49.0%) 243
Mothers age
 Less than 30 years 220 (54.5%) 404 195 (43.3%) 450 180 (40.7%) 442
 30 years and above 143 (43.9%) 326 153 (38.2%) 401 126 (34.6%) 364
Husbands education
 No formal education 157 (44.4%) 354 142 (34.7%) 409 132 (33.1%) 399
 Primary and above 206 (54.8%) 376 206 (46.6%) 442 174 (42.8%) 407
Desire to have more child
 Wants more children 256 (52.2%) 490 244 (42.8%) 570 219 (40.3%) 544
 Wants no more children 107 (44.6%) 240 104 (37.0%) 281 87 (33.2%) 262
Wealth index
 Poorest 119 (43.9%) 271 114 (32.2%) 343 106 (35.5%) 299
 Poorer 73 (47.1%) 155 76 (43.2%) 176 67 (36.4%) 184
 Middle 74 (53.2%) 139 65 (44.5%) 146 52 (35.9%) 145
 Richer 73 (58.4%) 125 75 (53.2%) 141 67 (50.0%) 134
 Richest 24 (60.0%) 40 18 (40.0%) 45 14 (31.8%) 44
Exposure to mass media
 No 269 (48.2%) 558 260 (40.2%) 647 221 (36.8%) 600
 Yes 94 (54.7%) 172 88 (43.1%) 204 85 (41.3%) 206
Place of delivery
 Home 228 (45.5%) 501 219 (36.7%) 596 191 (33.7%) 567
 Health facility 135 (59.0%) 229 129 (50.6%) 255 115 (48.1%) 239