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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents, Erer district, Somali region, Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 632)

From: Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among pregnant women in Erer district, Somali region, Ethiopia

Characteristics Number (%)
Place of residence  
 Urban 128 (20.3)
 Rural 504 (79.7)
Age of respondents (in years)  
 <20 44 (7)
 20–29 488 (77.2)
 ≥30 100 (15.8)
Religion  
 Muslim 608 (96.2)
 Christian 24 (3.8)
Ethnicity  
 Somali 583 (92.2)
 Oromo 30 (4.7)
 Others 19 (3.1)
Marital Status  
 Married 619 (97.9)
 Not married 13 (2.1)
Educational status  
 Not attend formal education 599 (94.8)
 Attends formal education 33 (5.2)
Occupation  
 House wife 612 (96.8)
 Employed 11 (1.8)
Merchant or Daily labourer 9 (1.4)
Husband’s educational status  
 Not attend formal Education 563 (91.0)
 Attends formal education 56 (9.0)
Husband’s occupation  
 Cattle rearing 287 (46.4)
 Farmer 198 (32.0)
 Employed 42 (6.8)
 Daily laborer 45 (7.3)
 Merchant 36 (5.8)
 Others 11 (1.7)
Family size  
 <4 129 (20.4)
 4–6 432 (68.4)
 ≥7 71 (11.2)
Having radio or Television  
 Yes 500 (79.1)
 No 132 (20.9)
Travel time to health center (in minutes)  
 ≤30 221 (35.0)
Travel time to health post (in minutes)  
 ≤30 331 (52.4)
Living with any family members currently attending formal education  
 Yes 205 (32.4)