Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of pregnant women in West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia

From: Effects of guided counseling during pregnancy on birth weight of newborns in West Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Variables Intervention group (n1 = 258) Control group (n2 = 272) P
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)  
Number of clusters 11 11  
Age (years)
 < 20 21(8.2) 13(4.8) 0.138
 20–24 47(18.2) 58(21.3)  
 25–29 82(31.8) 68(25.0)  
 30–34 62(24.0) 71(26.1)  
 > =35 46(17.8) 62(22.8)  
Religion
 Orthodox 256(99.2) 270(99.3) 0.958
 Muslim 2(0.8) 2(0.7)  
Educational status
 Couldn’t read and write 199(77.1) 195(71.7) 0.060
 Can read and write 17(6.6) 15(5.5)  
 Primary education 34(13.2) 39(14.3)  
 Secondary education 8(3.1) 23(8.5)  
Occupational status
 Housewife 120(46.5) 143(52.6) 0.163
 Farmer 138(53.5) 129(47.4)  
Marital status
 Married 253(98.1) 271 (99.6) 0.197
 Unmarried/ Divorced 5 (1.9) 1(0.4)  
Husband education (n = 253, n = 271)
 No formal education 190(75.1) 202(74.5) 0.988
 Primary education 45(17.8) 49(18.1)  
 Secondary and above education 18(7.1) 20(7.4)  
Wealth index
 Poorest 41(15.9) 51(18.7)  
 Poor 56(21.7) 53(19.5) 0.767
 Medium 58(22.5) 54(19.9)  
 Rich 52(20.2) 62(22.8)  
 Richest 51(19.7) 52(19.1)  
Family Size
 < 5 137 (53.1) 133 (48.9) 0.333
 > =5 121 (46.9) 139 (51.1)  
Number of pregnancy
 1 57 (22.1) 57 (21.0) 0.602
 2–3 75 (29.1) 68(25.0)  
 4–5 81 (31.4) 90 (33.1)  
 > =6 45(17.4) 57 (20.9)  
Number of delivery
 0 60 (23.3) 62(22.8)  
 1–3 125 (48.4) 118 (43.4) 0.552
 4–5 55 (21.3) 68(25.0)  
 > =6 18(7.0) 24 (8.8)  
Sex of the child
 Male 132 (51.2) 137 (50.4) 0.813
 Female 126 (48.8) 135 (49.6)  
  1. IG Intervention group, CG Control group