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Table 1 The socio-demographic and life style characteristics of the study participants stratified by POP and Fistula case at the Hospital of Gondar University

From: Reasons for delay in decision making and reaching health facility among obstetric fistula and pelvic organ prolapse patients in Gondar University hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variable Total n(%) POP n(%) Fistula n(%)
Age in Years
 12–24 28 (7.3) 9 (2.9) 19 (26)
 25–34 65 (16.9) 35 (11.3) 30 (41.1)
 35–44 126 (32.8) 113 (36.3) 13 (17.8)
 45 and above 165 (42.9) 154 (49.5) 11 (15.1)
Resident
 Urban 63 (16.5) 45 (14.5) 19 (26.1)
 Rural 320 (83.5 266 (85.5) 54 73.9)
Age at 1st Delivery
 Less than 18 years old 238 (61.9) 204 (65.6) 34 (46.6)
 18 years and older 146 (38.02) 107 (34.4) 39 (53.4)
Marital Status
 Single 40 (10.4) 29 (9.32) 11 (15.1)
 Married 200 (52.1) 165 (53.1) 35 (47.9)
 Divorced 86 (22.4) 63 (20.3) 23 (31.5)
 Widowed 53 (13.8) 51 (16.4) 2 (2.74)
 Separated 5 (1.30) 3 (0.96) 2 (2.74)
Education Status
 Unable to read and write 333 (86.7) 283 (91) 50 (68.5)
 Grade 1 to 7 37 (9.6) 23 (7.4) 14 (19.2)
 Grade 8 to 12 12 (3.13) 5 (1.61) 7 (9.59
 Deploma and above 2 (0.52) 0 (0.00) 2 (2.74)
Parity
 No child 7 (1.8) 4 (1.3) 3 (4.1)
 1 to 2 71 (18.5) 35 (11.2) 36 (49.3)
 3 to 6 163 (42.4) 137 (44.1) 26 (35.6)
 7 to 10 128 (33.3) 121 (38 9) 7 (9.6)
 11 to 15 15 (3.9) 14 (4.5) 1 (1.4)
Still birth
 Yes 116 (30.2) 62 (19.9) 54 (73.9)
 No 268 (69.8) 249 (80.1) 19 (26.1)