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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents among women aged 15–49 years, Robe Woreda, January, 2012

From: Birth preparedness and complication readiness in Robe Woreda, Arsi Zone, Oromia Region, Central Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Age of respondents   
<20 135 23.5
20–34 419 72.9
35–49 21 3.7
Marital status   
Married 545 94.8
Separated 16 2.8
Widowed 7 1.2
Single 4 0.7
Divorced 3 0.5
Religion   
Muslim 446 77.6
Orthodox 129 22.4
Ethnicity   
Oromo 545 94.8
Amhara 30 5.2
Educational status   
Illiterate 398 69.2
Read and write 34 5.9
Primary education 132 23
Secondary education & above 11 1.9
Occupational status   
Housewife 562 97.7
Farmer 4 0.7
Private employee 1 0.2
Merchant 8 1.4
Monthly income   
< 131 Birr 143 24.9
131–475 Birr 146 25.4
476–716 Birr 143 24.9
>716 143 24.9
Family size   
1–3 83 14.4
4–6 285 49.6
> = 7 207 36