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Table 2 Distribution of sample by background characteristics

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

Characteristic Frequency Percentage
Region   
Amharra 93/218 42.7%
Oromia 46/218 21.1%
SNNP 63/218 28.9%
Tigray 16/218 7.3%
Age of child   
4 to 10 weeks 55/218 25.2%
11 to 20 weeks 88/218 40.4%
21 to 31 weeks 75/218 34.4%
Sex of child   
Male 101/217 46.5%
Female 116/217 53.5%
Status of the child   
Alive 214/217 98.6%
Dead 3/217 1.4%
Age of respondent (mother)   
15 to 19 10/218 4.6%
20 to 29 126/218 57.8%
30 to 39 76/218 34.9%
40 or older 6/218 2.8%
Marital status   
Married 200/218 91.7%
Formerly married 13/218 6.0%
Never married 5/218 2.3%
Education   
None 83/210 39.5%
Grade 1 to 4 38/210 18.1%
Grade 5 to 8 43/210 20.5%
Grade 9 to 10 22/210 10.5%
Higher than grade 10 24/210 11.4%
Religion   
Orthodox 93/218 42.7%
Protestant 50/218 22.9%
Muslim 74/218 33.9%
Other 1/218 0.5%
Ethnicity   
Hadiya 30/218 13.8%
Oromo 33/218 15.1%
Amhara 96/218 44.0%
Tigre 18/218 8.3%
Gamo 23/218 10.6%
Wolayita 12/218 5.5%
Other 6/218 2.8%
Source of drinking water   
Piped water 125/218 57.3%
Well 15/218 6.9%
Spring water 70/218 32.1%
Surface water 8/218 3.7%
Type of toilet   
Ventilated improved latrine 13/218 6.0%
Pit latrine with slab 40/218 18.4%
Pit latrine with wood floor 63/218 28.9%
Open pit 53/218 24.3%
No facility/bush 49/218 22.5%
Asset ownership   
Radio 119/218 54.6%
Television 57/217 26.3%
Landline phone 13/218 6.0%
Mobile phone 124/218 56.9%
Bicycle 99/218 45.6%
Watch 79/218 36.2%