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Research Article

Determinants of Maternal Death in a Pastoralist Area of Borena Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia: Unmatched Case-Control Study

Table 2

Sociodemographic characteristics of pregnant women who delivered between September 2014 and March 2017 at pastoralist area of Borena zone, Oromia region, Ethiopia ().

VariablesCase, n (%)Control, n (%)Total, n (%)

Age in years
15–2417 (29)58 (33)75 (32)
25–3430 (51)101 (57)131 (55)
35–4912 (20)18 (10)30 (13)

Place of residency
Rural53 (90)108 (61)161 (68)
Urban6 (10)69 (39)75 (32)

Occupation of mother
Pastoralist23 (39)52 (29)75 (32)
Farmer5 (8)17 (10)22 (9)
Housewife30 (51)78 (44)108 (46)
Merchant1 (2)12 (7)13 (5)
Student0 (0)2 (1)2 (0.8)
Unemployed0 (0)2 (1)2 (0.8)
Government employee0 (0)13 (7)13 (6)
Day laborer0 (0)1 (1)1 (0.4)

Occupation of husband
Pastoralist44 (75)79 (45)123 (52)
Farmer8 (14)30 (17)38 (16)
Merchant3 (5)23 (13)26 (11)
Student0 (0)2 (1)2 (1)
Unemployed2 (3)1 (1)3 (1)
Government employee1 (2)27 (15)28 (12)
Day laborer1 (2)15 (8)16 (7)

Educational status of mother
No formal education55 (93)114 (64)169 (72)
Formal education4 (7)63 (36)67 (28)

Husband’s education
No formal education54 (92)98 (55)152 (64)
Formal education5 (8)79 (45)84 (36)

Marital status
Married57 (97)170 (96)227 (96)
Widowed + divorced2 (3)7 (4)9 (4)

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