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Table 1 Characteristics of mothers whose neonates were admitted to the NICU of public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia, 2018 [n = 489]

From: Cause and predictors of neonatal mortality among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units of public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia: a facility-based prospective follow-up study

CharacteristicsCategoryFrequencyPercent
Ageless than 20 years10922.3
21–30 years27957.1
31–40 years9519.4
≥ 41 years61.2
Education levelUnable to read and write19840.5
Able to read and write5912.1
Primary Education11122.7
Secondary Education8016.4
College and above418.4
Marital statusSingle285.7
Married45292.4
Divorced71.4
Widowed20.4
ResidenceUrban25552.1
Rural23447.9
ANC follow-upYes37877.3
No11122.7
Place of ANC follow upPublic32065.4
Private5811.9
Gestational age at the start of ANC follow up<  24 weeks18036.8
24–29 weeks14930.5
30–35 weeks377.6
greater than 35 weeks122.5
Number of ANC follow up attendedOne377.6
Two8016.4
Three14529.7
four and above11623.7