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Table 1 Socio demographic characterstics of pregnant mothers who were attending ANC in the public health facilities of Debremarkos town, Feburary-March 2014(n = 320)

From: DELAY on first antenatal care visit and its associated factors among pregnant women in public health facilities of Debre Markos town, North West Ethiopia

Varaible   Frequency Percent
Residence Rural 69 21.6
Urban 251 78.4
Age 15–19 16 5.0
20–24 104 32.5
25–29 121 37.8
30–34 55 17.2
≥35 24 7.5
Ethinicity Amhara 311 97.2
Others 9 2.8
Relegion Orthodox chrstian 299 93.4
Muslim /Protestant 21 6.6
Marital status Never married 14 4.4
Married 293 91.6
Divorced/widowed 13 4
Educational status Have no formal education 98 30.6
Primary education 51 15.9
Secondary education 87 27.2
Tertiary education 84 26.3
Occupation Government employee 81 25.3
House wife 49 15.3
Merchant 118 36.9
Farmer 42 13.1
Daily labourer 17 5.3
Students / depende on family 13 4.1
Monthly income < 1000 ETB(<Q1) 124 38.8
1000–2987.50ETB 116 36.2
> 2987.50ETB(>Q3) 80 25.0
  1. Others = Oromo/Tigrie/Agew