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Table 2 Percent distribution of the respondents by seeking health care assistance to the complication faced last in the recent pregnancy, Arba Minch Zuria district, south west Ethiopia, 2014

From: Predictors of skilled assistance seeking behavior to pregnancy complications among women at southwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional community based study

Characteristics Seeking health care assistance
Skilled assistancea Unskilled assistanceb No-assistancec (self-care) Total
n = 254 (73.8 %) n = 58 (16.9 %) N = 32 (9.3 %) n = 344 (100 %)
Age (years) 15–19 30 (8.7) 4 (1.2) 2 (0.6) 36 (10.5)
20–34 206 (59.9) 42 (12.2) 24 (7) 272 (79.1)
35–49 18 (5.2) 12 (3.5) 6 (1.7) 36 (10.4)
Birth order 1 62 (18) 12 (3.5) 4 (1.2) 78 (22.7)
2–3 122 (35.5) 26 (7.5) 18 (5.2) 166 (48.2)
4–5 52 (15.1) 16 (4.7) 2 (0.6) 70 (20.4)
6+ 18 (5.2) 4 (1.2) 8 (2.3) 30 (8.7)
Family monthly income ($US) <25 84 (24.4) 26 (7.6) 18 (5.2) 128 (37.2)
25–100 146 (42.4) 18 (5.2) 12 (3.5) 176 (51.1)
>100 24 (7) 14 (4.1) 2 (0.6) 40 (11.7)
Women education No education 66 (19.2) 12 (3.5) 8 (2.3) 86 (25.0)
Primary 134 (38.9) 44 (12.8) 16 (4.7) 194 (56.4)
Secondary 34 (9.9) 2 (.6) 8 (2.3) 44 (12.8)
College/university 20 (5.8) 0 (00.0) 0 (0.0) 20 (5.8)
Knowledge complications Yes 188 (54.6) 28 (8.2) 22 (6.4) 238 (69.2)
No 66 (19.2) 30 (8.7) 10 (2.9) 106 (30.8)
  1. N.B: askilled assistance may include unskilled, bassisted by HEWs, TBAs and other unskilled Health worker, chad home based self –care, left unassisted at all, home assisted by husband