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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of parents of neonates admitted in Amhara Referral hospitals Northern Ethiopia (n = 612)

From: Incidence and predictors of neonatal mortality among neonates admitted in Amhara regional state referral hospitals, Ethiopia: prospective follow up study

Variables Number Percent
Current Maternal Age
 18–19 years 26 4.25
 20–34 years 478 78.10
 ≥ 35 years 108 17.65
Marital status
 married 593 96.9
 unmarried 19 3.1
Maternal Occupation
 Housewife 356 58.17
 Government employee 141 23.04
 Merchant 77 12.5
 Othersa 38 6.21
Husband Occupation (n = 593)
 Farmer 228 38.45
 Government employee 159 26.81
 Merchant 133 22.43
 Othersb 73 12.31
Maternal educational status
 Unable to read & write 207 33.82
 Able to read & write 30 4.9
 Primary school(1–8) 107 17.48
 Secondary school (9–12) 76 12.42
 Higher education (>12) 192 31.37
Husband educational status (n = 593)
 Unable to read & write 177 29.85
 Able to read & write 65 10.96
 Primary school 63 10.62
 Secondary school 89 15.01
 Higher education 199 33.56
Family monthly income (in US$)
 < 139 472 77.1
 ≥ 139 140 22.9
Religious
 Orthodox 546 89.22
 Muslim 66 10.78
Distance to health facility in hours (on foot)
 ≤ 2 h 586 95.8
 > 2 h 26 4.2
Ethnicity Group
 Amhara 594 97.06
 Othersc 18 2.94
  1. aStudent, Daily laborer, House worker & Private employee, bDaily laborer, Student, Private employee & Car driver, cAgew, Oromo & Binshangul Gumz