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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of postpartum women in Mizan Aman Town, Bench Maji Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia from March 15, 2017 to April 15, 2017 (n = 456)

From: Magnitude of postpartum depression and associated factors among women in Mizan Aman town, Bench Maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency Percentage
Age 18–23 192 42.1
24–29 167 36.6
> = 30 97 21.3
Marital status Married 443 97.1
Others 13 2.9
Others: divorced, widowed, separated
Ethnicity Bench 163 35.7
Amhara 99 21.7
Keffa 79 17.3
Oromo 46 10.1
Gurage 24 5.3
Tigre 24 5.3
Others 21 4.3
Religion Orthodox 179 39.3
Protestant 162 35.5
Muslim 94 20.6
Catholic 21 4.6
Women education Unable to read and write 16 3.5
Elementary 147 32.2
Secondary 82 18.0
Diploma and above 211 46.3
Women occupation Government employee 199 43.6
Housewife 166 36.4
Merchant 61 13.4
Private employee 25 5.5
Student 5 1.1
Husband education Unable to read and write 33 7.4
Elementary 147 33.2
Secondary 111 25.1
Diploma and above 152 34.3
Husband occupation Merchant 229 51.7
Government employee 117 26.4
Private employee 75 16.9
Others 22 5
Others: student, farmer, contractor, carpenter
Average family monthly income(ETB)a < 1000 153 33.6
1000–2000 179 39.2
> 2000 124 27.2
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