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Table 2 Obstetric history, morbidity and health service utilization of mothers who visited health facilities for child birth at Wolaita Sodo town in South Ethiopia, March 2016

From: Low birth weight among term newborns in Wolaita Sodo town, South Ethiopia: a facility based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 432) Frequency Percentage
Parity 1 180 41.7
2–4 223 51.6
5+ 29 6.7
Birth interval in months ≤24 83 32.9
> 24 169 67.1
History of abortion Yes 34 7.9
No 398 92.1
History of stillbirth Yes 18 4.2
No 414 95.8
History of having small baby Yes 0 0
No 391 90.5
Not specified 41 9.5
Medical Illnesses during pregnancy Yes 125 28.9
No 307 71.1
History of hypertension Yes 8 1.9
No 424 98.1
History of diabetes mellitus Yes 4 0.9
No 428 99.1
ANC visits for recent pregnancy Yes 396 91.7
No 36 8.3
ANC visits 1–3 186 47.0
4+ 210 53.0
Trimester for the first ANC visit 1st 376 94.9
3rd 20 5.1
Dietary counselling during ANC visit Yes 290 73.2
  No 106 26.8