Journal of Pregnancy / 2020 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Magnitude and Determinants of Perinatal Mortality in Southwest Ethiopia

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents for the case-control study, Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia.

VariableCases ()
(%)
Controls ()
(%)
Total ()
(%)

Place of residence
 Urban18 (15.0)92 (25.6)110 (22.9)
 Rural102 (85.0)268 (74.4)370 (77.1)
Age of mothers (years)
 17-194 (3.3)15 (4.2)19 (4.0)
 20-2987 (72.5)230 (63.9)317 (66.0)
 30-4229 (24.2)115 (31.9)144 (30.0)
Educational status of mothers
 Illiterate (no formal education)74 (61.7)190 (52.8)264 (55.0)
 Primary school (grades 1-8)39 (32.5)139 (38.6)178 (37.1)
 Secondary school (grades 9-12)6 (5.0)23 (6.4)29 (6.0)
 Tertiary (college/university)1 (0.8)8 (2.2)9 (1.9)
Ethnicity of mothers
 Oromo110 (91.7)312 (86.7)422 (87.9)
 Dawuro5 (4.2)15 (4.2)20 (4.2)
 Amhara1 (0.8)16 (4.4)17 (3.5)
 Gurage2 (1.7)9 (2.5)11 (2.3)
 Others2 (1.7)8 (2.2)10 (2.1)
Religion of mothers
 Muslim109 (90.8)306 (85.0)415 (86.5)
 Orthodox Christian6 (5.0)43 (11.9)49 (10.2)
 Protestant5 (4.2)11 (3.1)16 (3.3)
Mothers’ occupation
 Housewife111 (92.5)337 (93.6)448 (93.3)
 Government employed4 (3.3)9 (2.5)13 (2.7)
 Others++5 (4.2)14 (3.9)19 (4.0)
Husbands’ occupation
 Farmer95 (79.2)244 (67.8)339 (70.6)
 Government employed8 (6.7)46 (12.8)54 (11.3)
 Merchant10 (8.3)43 (11.9)53 (11.0)
 Daily laborer6 (5.0)23 (6.4)29 (6.1)
 Student1 (0.8)4 (1.1)5 (1.0)

Kafa, Tigre, Yem; ++student, daily laborer, merchant.

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