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Table 1 Socioeconomic-demographic characteristics of the participants, Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia, 2014

From: The relationship between under-five child death and maternal mental distress in Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia: a community based comparative cross-sectional study

Characteristics Categories Exposed Unexposed Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Age category of the mother < 18 yr 7(2.0) 11(1.5) 18(1.7)
18-35 yr 311(87.4) 640(89.9) 951(89.0)
> 35 38(10.7) 61(8.6) 99(9.3)
Ethnicity Gamo 267(75.0) 529(74.3) 796(74.5)
Gofa 7(2.0) 19(2.7) 26(2.4)
Wolayta 25(7.0) 47(6.6) 72(6.7)
Zeyse 37(10.4) 78(11.0) 115(10.8)
Amhara 5(1.4) 19(2.7) 24(2.2)
others 15(4.2) 20(2.8) 35(3.3)
Religion Protestant 240(67.4) 488(68.5) 728(68.2)
Orthodox 101(28.4) 196(27.5) 297(27.8)
Others 15(4.3) 28(3.9) 43(4.1)
Educational level No formal education 200(56.2) 334(46.9) 534(50.0)
Grade1–6 100(28.1) 174(24.4) 274(25.7)
Grade7–8 22(6.2) 71(10.0) 93(8.7)
Grade9–12 18(5.1) 85(11.9) 103(9.6)
Above grade12 16(4.5) 48(6.7) 64(6.0)
Occupation Farmer 18(5.1) 35(4.9) 53(5.0)
House wife 242(68.0) 503(70.6) 745(69.8)
Gov’t employee 19(5.3) 48(6.7) 67(6.3)
Merchant 41(11.5) 81(11.4) 122(11.4)
Daily laborer 21(5.9) 11(1.5) 32(3.0)
Housemaid 3(0.8) 4(0.6) 7(0.7)
Student 9(2.5) 22(3.1) 31(2.9)
Other 3(0.8) 8(1.1) 11(1.0)
Marital status Married 326(91.6) 670(94.1) 996(93.3)
Single 7(2.0) 20(2.8) 27(2.5)
Divorced 6(1.7) 5(0.7) 11(1.0)
Widowed 9(2.5) 4(0.6) 13(1.2)
Separated 8(2.2) 13(1.8) 21(2.0)
Husband occupation Farmer 177(54.3) 401(59.9) 578(58.0)
Gov’t employee 32(9.8) 91(13.6) 123(12.3)
Merchant 25(7.7) 64(9.6) 89(8.9)
Student 5(1.5) 10(1.5) 15(1.5)
Daily laborer 59(18.1) 53(7.9) 112(11.2)
Other 28(8.6) 51(7.6) 79(7.9)
Husband education No formal education 118(36.2) 208(31.1) 326(32.7)
Grade 1–6 108(33.1) 187(27.9) 295(29.6)
Grade 7–8 34(10.4) 78(11.6) 112(11.2)
Grade 9–12 34(10.4) 113(16.9) 147(14.8)
>Grade 12 32(9.8) 84(12.5) 116(11.6)
Wealth index Poor 150(42.1) 278(39.0) 428(40.1)
Average 90(25.3) 127(17.8) 217(20.3)
Rich 116(32.6) 307(43.1) 423(39.6)
Maternal Power Poor 124(34.8) 211(29.6) 335(31.4)
Average 125(35.1) 260(36.5) 385(36.0)
Good 107(30.1) 241(33.8) 348(32.6)