International Journal of Reproductive Medicine / 2016 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Postnatal Care Service Utilization and Associated Factors among Women Who Gave Birth in the Last 12 Months prior to the Study in Debre Markos Town, Northwestern Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants at Debremarkos town, December 2014 ().

VariablesFrequency (%)

Age of the mother at interval (mean, SD: 28.5 ± 4.6)
<2021 (3.6%)
20–29353 (60%)
30–39190 (32.3%)
40–4924 (4.1%)
Marital status of the mother
Married494 (84%)
Divorced35 (6%)
Widowed10 (1.7%)
Single36 (6.1%)
Separated due to work13 (2.2%)
Religion of the mother
Orthodox509 (86.6%)
Muslim63 (10.7%)
Protestant 16 (2.7%)
Ethnicity
Amhara555 (94.4%)
Oromo15 (2.6%)
Tigre18 (3.1%)
Educational status of the mothers
Cannot read and write107 (18.2%)
Can read and write220 (37.4%)
Elementary education (1–8)123 (20.9%)
Secondary education and above138 (23.5%)
Occupational status of the mother
Merchant91 (15.5%)
Housewife220 (38.8%)
Farming44 (7.5%)
Government employee136 (23.1%)
Daily laborer89 (15.1%)
Educational status of the husband ()
Cannot read and write45 (8.9%)
Can read and write 80 (15.8%)
Elementary education (1–8)94 (18.5%)
Secondary education and above288 (56.8%)
Husband occupational status ()
Merchant185 (36.5%)
Farming67 (13.2%)
Government employee193 (38.1%)
Daily laborer62 (12.2%)
Average monthly income
<25226 (38.4%)
25–75186 (31.6%)
>75176 (29.9%)
Source of information about PNC services
From health personnel192 (32.7%)
From peers or neighbors189 (32.1%)
From radio or television207 (35.2%)

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