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Table 1 Characteristics of study regions

From: Newborn care practices at home and in health facilities in 4 regions of Ethiopia

Indicators National Amharra Oromia SNNP Tigray
Demographic indicators
Population* 73,918,505 17,214,056 27,158,471 15,042,531 4,314,456
Proportion urban population* 16% 13% 12% 10% 20%
Proporiton of men who are engaged in agriculture 73% 80% 77% 77% 71%
Total fertility rate (per woman) 4.8 4.2 5.6 4.9 4.6
Proportion of women who are literate 38% 36% 38% 31% 45%
Mortality rates
Under-five mortality (per 1,000 live births) 88 108 12 116 85
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) 59 76 73 78 64
Neonatal mortality (per 1,000 live births) 37 54 40 38 44
Maternal and child health services indicators
Proportion of pregnant women receiving antental care from a skilled provider 57% 59% 61% 59% 35%
Proportion of deliveries at a skilled facility 10% 10% 8% 6% 12%
Proportion of women with a postnatal check up in first 2 days after birth 7% 5% 5% 6% 13%
Proportion of children (age 12–23 months) who received all basic vaccinations by twelve months 24% 26% 16% 24% 59%
  1. Sources: 2011 DHS Survey; *2007 National Census.