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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in the rural population of northwest Ethiopia

From: Prevalence and determinants of modern contraceptive utilization among rural lactating mothers: findings from the primary health care project in two northwest Ethiopian districts

CharacteristicsFrequencyPercent
Age of mothers (in years)
 18–2410216.9
 25–3536360.2
 36–4913822.9
Maternal educational status
 Unable to read and write40066.3
 Able to read and write without formal education7011.6
 Formal education13322.1
Husband’s educational status
 Unable to read and write34457.0
 Able to read and write without formal education13322.1
 First cycle(1–4 grade)416.8
 Second cycle(5–8 grade)508.3
 Secondary school(9–12 grade)264.3
 Certificate and above91.5
Occupation of mothers
 House wife57194.7
 Outdoor worker325.3
Number of children
 1–442270.0
 Above 4 children18130.0