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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of women of reproductive age group, Wolaita Sodo town, Wolaita zone, Ethiopia; 2018 (n = 495)

From: Birth preparedness and complication readiness practice and influencing factors among women in Sodo town, Wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia, 2018; community based cross-sectional study

Variables Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness
No
Frequency (%)
Yes
Frequency (%)
Age of the respondent
 15–24 50 (42.7) 67 (57.3)
 25–34 132 (50.0) 132 (50.0)
 35–44 73 (64.0) 41 (36.0)
Religion
 Protestant 159 (52.8) 142 (47.2)
 Orthodox 63 (48.8) 66 (51.2)
 Muslim 15 (42.9) 20 (57.1)
 Catholic 15 (65.2) 8 (34.8)
 Othersa 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1)
Marital status
 Married 193 (50.4) 190 (49.6)
 Single 28 (56.0) 22 (44.0)
 Divorced 13 (50.0) 13 (50.0)
 Widowed 15 (62.5) 9 (37.5)
 Cohabiting 6 (50.0) 6 (50.0)
Educational status of the women
 No formal education 69 (64.5) 38 (35.5)
 Primary education (1–8) 112 (49.3) 115 (50.7)
 Secondary education (9–12) 36 (57.1) 27 (42.9)
 College and above 38 (38.8) 60 (61.2)
Husband/Partner’s educational status
 No formal education 28 (58.3) 20 (41.7)
 Primary education (1–8) 104 (50.5) 102 (49.5)
 Secondary education (9–12) 59 (54.6) 49 (45.4)
 College and above 64 (48.1) 69 (51.9)
Women’s occupational status
 Housewife 146 (57.7) 107 (42.3)
 Merchant 39 (45.9) 46 (54.1)
 Daily laborer 35 (54.7) 29 (45.3)
 Government employee 23 (44.2) 29 (55.8)
 Private employee 9 (33.3) 18 (66.7)
 Student 3 (21.4) 11 (78.6)
Husband/Partner’s occupation
 Farmer 24 (47.1) 27 (52.9)
 Merchant 78 (48.8) 82 (51.2)
 Daily laborer 70 (60.3) 46 (39.7)
 Government employee 51 (47.2) 57 (52.8)
 Private employee 19 (52.8) 17 (47.2)
 Student 13 (54.2) 11 (45.8)
Monthly family income
  < 500 16 (51.6) 15 (48.4)
 500–1000 118 (52.4) 107 (47.6)
  > 1000 121 (50.6) 118 (49.4)
  1. a 7th Day Adventist, Traditional