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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers’ in Gulomekada District Eastern Tigray Ethiopia May, 2014 (n = 296)

From: Knowledge, practice and associated factors of essential newborn care at home among mothers in Gulomekada District, Eastern Tigray, Ethiopia, 2014

Variable and response Frequency(f) Percent (%)
Sex of the infant (n = 296)
 Male 160 54.1
 Female 136 45.9
Educational status (n = 296)
 Able to read and write 117 39.5
 Unable to read and write 114 38.5
 Elementary school 28 9.5
 Secondary school and higher education 37 12.5
Marital Status (n = 296)
 Single 23 7.8
 Married 249 84.1
 Divorced 24 8.1
Occupation (n = 296)
 House hold wife 257 86.8
 Merchant 19 6.4
 Governmental organization 10 3.4
 student 10 3.4
ANC follow up (n = 296)
 Yes 290 98
 No 6 2
Residency (n = 296)
 Urban 91 30.7
 Rural 205 69.3