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Table 1 The socio- cultural characteristics of the mother in Bahir Dar Zuria district North West Ethiopia 2018(n = 400)

From: Early initiations of first antenatal care visit and associated factor among mothers who gave birth in the last six months preceding birth in Bahir Dar Zuria Woreda North West Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Age
 < 20 years 9 2.3
 20–24 years 89 22.2
 25–29 years 128 32
 30–34 years 113 28.3
 ≥35 years 61 15.2
Educational status of the mother
 Not attained formal education 350 87.5
 Primary level (Grade 1to 8) 41 10.3
 Secondary (Grade 9 to 12) 9 2.2
Marital status
 Single 6 1.5
 Married 390 97.6
 Divorced 3 0.8
 Widowed 1 0.3
Occupation of the mother
 Farmer 384 96
 Trader 12 3
 Student 3 0.75
 Governmental employer 1 0.25
Wealth index
 Poorest 67 16.75
 Poor 74 18.5
 Middle 90 22.5
 Rich 84 21
 Richest 85 21.25
Accompanion during ANC visit
 Yes 267 66.8
 No 133 33.3
Family size
 1–3 89 22.2
 4–5 142 35.5
 Above 5 169 42.3
Numbers of under five children
 No under five 108 27
 One under five 234 58.5
 Two under five 58 14.5
Distance
 Less than 30 min 146 36.5
 30 min to one hour 140 35
 More than one hour 114 28.5