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Outcomes among Mothers Who Gave Birth in the Health Facility: Does Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Have a Role?

Table 1

Frequency distribution of sociodemographic variables cross tabulated with maternal birth outcome, among postnatal mothers in Debre Tabor Hospital, 2016 (n = 384).

VariablesMaternal birth outcomeTotal frequency (%)
Good (%)Poor (%)

Maternal age
<20 years16 (4.2)6 (1.6)22 (5.8)
20–34 years234 (60.9)52 (13.6)286 (74.5)
>34 years47 (12.2)29 (7.6)76 (19.8)

Marital status
In marital relation279 (72.7)78 (20.3)357 (93.0)
Not in marital relation18 (4.7)9 (2.3)27 (7.0)

Religion
Orthodox252 (65.6)72 (18.8)324 (84.3)
Muslim38 (9.9)13 (3.4)51 (13.3)
Protestant7 (1.8)2 (0.5)9 (2.3)

Resident
Urban147 (38.3)26 (6.8)173 (45.1)
Rural150 (39.1)61 (15.9)211 (55.0)

Educational status
Unable to read and write95 (24.8)44 (11.5)139 (36.4)
Able to read and write87 (22.6)17 (4.4)104 (27.0)
Primary education44 (11.5)16 (4.2)60 (15.7)
Secondary and above71 (18.5)10 (2.6)81 (21.1)

Occupation
Housewife208 (54.2)63 (16.4)271 (70.6)
Public employee39 (10.2)9 (2.3)48 (12.)
Self-employed50 (13.0)15 (3.9)65 (16.9)

Family size
≤3102 (26.6)15 (3.9)117 (30.5)
4–6144 (37.5)47 (12.2)191 (49.7)
≥751 (13.3)25 (6.5)76 (19.8)

Single, widowed, divorced, or cohabited.

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