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Table 2 Population-weighted sociodemographic characteristics of midwives in Oromia, Amhara, SNNP, and Tigray regions and in Addis Ababa

From: Professionalism, stigma, and willingness to provide patient-centered safe abortion counseling and care: a mixed methods study of Ethiopian midwives

  Number of observationsa Estimated percentageb 95% confidence intervalc
Age categories    
 Younger than 25 years 411 45 41, 49
 26–40 years old 483 53 48, 57
 Older than 41 years 21 3 1, 5
Sex    
 Female 574 62 58, 66
 Male 359 38 34, 42
Marital status    
 Married 516 54 48, 60
 Never married 397 44 37, 51
 Widowed/divorced/separated 20 2 1, 5
Father’s education    
 None 290 30 25, 36
 Primary 273 29 25, 34
 Secondary 138 16 13, 19
 Higher 209 22 19, 26
 Don’t know 14 2 1, 3
Have had children 392 43 37, 49
Have had unplanned pregnancy 295 27 23, 31
Currently using contraception 394 44 39, 48
Ethnic group    
 Amhara 299 34 29, 39
 Oromo 314 30 24, 36
 Tigray 88 12 8, 18
 Gurage 19 3 2, 4
 Welayta 45 5 2, 12
 Gamo 74 9 3, 20
 Other 90 8 3, 20
Religious affiliation    
 Ethiopian orthodox 536 62 55, 68
 Muslim 130 13 8, 19
 Evangelical or protestant 237 23 18, 29
 Other 30 3 2, 4
Attendance at religious services    
 Very regular (daily or > weekly) 383 42 39, 46
 Regular (weekly) 237 23 20, 27
 Less frequent (monthly, holy days, annually, never) 309 33 29, 38
  1. aUnweighted observations. Because of weighting, the number of observations may not match percentages and may not add to the total sample size. Because of missing observations, proportions may not add to 100%
  2. bThese estimates are population weighted
  3. c5% CIs reflect the range of possible values for the survey-weighted estimated percentages