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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers of the newborn with perinatal asphyxia

From: Predictors of mortality among newborns admitted with perinatal asphyxia at public hospitals in Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study

Variables Category Status of the newborn
Died Survived
n(%) n(%)
Sex Male 27 (60%) 324 (61.4%)
Female 18 (40%) 204 (38.6%)
Maternal age < 20 9 (20%) 69 (13.1%)
20–34 15 (33.3%) 390 (73.9%)
> 35 21 (46.7%) 69 (13.1%)
Marital status Not married 30 (66.7%) 21 (4.0%)
Married 15 (33.3%) 507 (96.0%)
Religion Orthodox 21 (46.7%) 228 (43.2%)
Muslim 6 (13.3%) 105 (19.9%)
Protestant 18 (40.0%) 165 (31.3%)
Others 0 (0.00%) 30 (5.7%)
Educational status of the mother Unable to read and write 9 (20.0%) 54 (10.2%)
Able to read and write 12 (26.7%) 105 (19.9%)
Grade 1–8 9 (20.0%) 207 (39.2%)
Grade 9–12 9 (20.0%) 105 (19.9%)
College and above 6 (13.3%) 57 (10.8%)
Occupational status of the mother House wife 9 (20.0%) 42 (8.0%)
Self-employee 12 (26.7%) 120 (22.7%)
Farmers 9 (20.0%) 198 (37.5%)
Merchant 9 (20.0%) 117 (22.2%)
Civil servant 6 (13.3%) 51 (9.7%)
Family size < 4 9 (20.0%) 264 (50.0%)
4–6 15 (33.3%) 177 (33.5%)
> 6 21 (46.7%) 87 (16.5%)
Place of residence Urban 15 (33.3%) 423 (80.1%)
Rural 30 (66.7%) 105 (19.9%)
Distance b/n home and hospital < 10 km 9 (20.0%) 357 (62.3%)
> 10 km 36 (80%) 216 (37.7%)
Estimated monthly income (ETB) < 1399 18 (40.0%) 36 (6.8%)
1400–1999 9 (20.0%) 114 (21.6%)
2000–2599 9 (20.0%) 189 (35.8%)
> 2600 9 (20.0%) 189 (35.8%)