Advances in Public Health / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Under-Five Mortality and Associated Risk Factors in Rural Settings of Ethiopia: Evidences from 2016 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey

Table 1

Description of independent variables included in the study.

VariablesCategorical variable descriptionNo of categories

RegionTigray, Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali, Benishangul-Gumuz, SNNPR, Gambela, Harari, Dire Dawa10
Fathers’ and mothers’ education levelNo education, primary, secondary and above3
Twin child statusSingle, multiple2
Place of deliveryHome, public sector, private sector3
Mothers’ and fathers’ occupation statusNot working, had working2
Mothers’ current marital statusOthers, married2
Age of mothers at first birth16, 162
Sources of drinking waterPiped, others2
Types of toilet facilityUse toilet, no any kind of toilet2
Breast feedingNo, yes2
Birth order numberFirst, 2-3, 4 and above3
ReligionOrthodox, Muslim, others3
Contraceptive methodNo, yes2
Vaccination of childNo, yes2
Family size1–3, 4–6, 73
Wealth indexPoor, medium, rich3
Sex of childMale, female2
Mothers’ age group (years)Below 20, 20–29, 30–39, 40 and above4
Number of antenatal visitsNo visits, 1–3, 4 and above visited3
Preceding birth interval (months)0–24, 25–36, 363

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