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Table 1 Socio Demographic Characteristics of delivering mothers in referral hospitals of Amhara Region, Ethiopia, September - November 2009 (n = 417)

From: Mothers' satisfaction with referral hospital delivery service in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

  Total(n = 417)
Characteristics N (%)
Age (in years)  
< 20 years 37(8.9)
20-34 years 350(83.9)
35-49 years 30(7.2)
Marital status  
Married 372(89.2)
Single 39(9.4)
Divorced 6(1.4)
Ethnicity  
Amhara 340(81.5)
Tigray 36(8.7)
Oromo 9(4.5)
Agew 6(1.4)
Others 16(3.9)
Religion  
Orthodox 302(72.5)
Muslim 107(25.6)
Protestant 8(1.9)
Educational Status  
No formal education 128(30.7)
Grade1-6 69(16.5)
Grade7-12 158(37.9)
Above-12 62(14.9)
Occupation  
House wife 135(32.3)
Government employee 86(20.7)
Farmer 78(18.7)
Merchant 51(12.2)
Student 42(10.1)
Others 25(6.0)
Residence  
Urban 296(71.0)
Rural 121(29.0)
Hospital delivery took place  
UOGTRH 146(35)
FRH 150(36)
DRH 121(29)