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Table 1 Operational definition and categorization of independent variables used in the study

From: Statistical analysis of socioeconomic and demographic correlates of perinatal mortality in Tigray region, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

S.No Variable Description and codding
1 Sex Sex of perinatal: 0 = male, 1 = female
2 Type of birth Type of perinatal birth, 0 = single, 1 = multiple
3 Maternal age Mother’s age at child birth: 1 = 29 and below, 2 = 30–34, 3 = 35–39, 4 = 40–44, 5 = 45–49
4 Residence Place of residence: 0 = urban, 1 = rural
5 Maternal education Mother’s education level: 1 = no education, 2 = primary, 3 = secondary and higher
6 Previous pregnancy interval Previous pregnancy interval in months: 1 = 15 and below, 2 = 16–26, 3 = 27–38, 4 = 39 and above
7 Wealth index Family health index: 1 = poor, 2 = middle, 3 = rich
8 Mother job Mother’s occupation
1 = Not working
2 = non agriculture sector
3 = agricultural sector
9 HIV status Maternal HIV status: 0 = no, 1 = yes
10 Birth order Birth order of child: 1 = 3 and below, 2 = 2–5, 3 = 6 and above
11 Parity Total children ever born:1 = 3 and below, 2 = 4–5, 3 = 6–8, 4 = 9 and above
12 Source of drinking water Source of drinking water: 1 = piped water, 2 = protected well, 3 = unprotected well
13 Toilet facilities Toilet facilities of mothers: 0 = No facility/bush/field, 1 = with facilities
14 Sex of household head Sex of the household head: 0 = male, 1 = female
15 Paternal education Husband’s education level: 1 = no education, 2 = Primary, 3 = secondary and higher