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Table 1 Distribution of participants by socio-demographic factors among pregnant mothers in the Gedeo zone, Ethiopia, 2020/21 (n = 504)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of suicidal behavior among pregnant mothers in southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (N = 504) Percent (%)
Age
 18-28 years 290 57.5
 29-39 years 204 40.5
 40-50 years 10 2
Religion
 Protestant 381 75.6
 Orthodox 101 20
 Othersa 22 4.4
Marital status
 Married 488 96.8
 Unmarried 16 3.2
Ethnicity
 Gedeo 378 75.0
 Othersb 126 24.8
Education status
 Can’t read and write 198 39.3
 Can read and write 195 38.7
 Primary 48 9.5
 Secondary 41 8.1
 College and above 22 4.4
Occupational status
 Government employed 39 7.7
 Farmer 11 2.2
 Private 59 11.7
 House wife 315 62.5
 Merchant 76 15.1
 Others c 4 0.8
Education status of husband
 Can’t read and write 114 22.6
 Can read and write 167 33.1
 Primary 110 21.8
 Secondary 68 13.5
 College and above 45 8.8
Residency
 Rural 425 84.3
 Urban 79 15.7
Average monthly income
  < 1539 ETB 453 89.9
  ≥ 1539ETB 51 10.1
  1. Others a = Muslim, Joba witness &no religion, b = Oromo, Amhara, Gurage, Sidema, Wolyita & silte c = no work& students