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Table 1 Socio-demographic, maternal health, nutritional and women's autonomy related characteristics of the study participants

From: Neonatal mortality and associated factors in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional population-based study

Characteristics % N
Women's autonomy   
A decision on own health care   
 Involvement of respondents 82.1 4212
 Without the involvement of respondents 17.9 916
A decision on making large household purchases   
 Involvement of respondents 75.7 3882
 Without the involvement of respondents 24.3 1246
A decision on visits to family or relatives   
 Involvement of respondents 80.3 4116
 Without the involvement of respondents 19.7 1012
Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics   
Age group in years   
 < 25 15.1 775
 25–29 30.5 1562
 30 or older 54.4 2791
Religion   
 Orthodox 30.1 1541
 Muslim 48.8 2504
 Others 21.1 1083
Residence   
 Urban 15.9 816
 Rural 84.1 4312
Respondents Highest level of education   
 No education 69.2 3550
 Primary 23.4 1200
 Secondary 5.1 259
 Higher 2.3 119
Highest level of husbands/partner education   
 No education 52.2 2676
 Primary 32.6 1671
 Secondary 8.8 449
 Higher 6.5 332
Wealth index of the family   
 Poor 53.3 2734
 Medium 15.1 775
 Rich 31.6 1619
Availability of toilet facility   
 No 44.9 2304
 Yes 55.1 2824
Source of drinking water   
 Unimproved 69.5 3564
 Improved 30.5 1564
Reproductive history and neonate healthcare service-related characteristics   
Place of delivery   
 Respondents home 66.2 3396
 Health facility 33.8 1732
Preceding birth interval in years   
 < 2 20.6 1057
 2–3 33.3 1710
 4or more 46.0 2361
Age at first birth   
 < 18 43.3 2218
 18–25 55.4 2842
 26+ 1.3 68
Sex of child   
 Male 51.3 2631
 Female 48.7 2497
Plurality   
 Single 98.3 5042
 Multiple 1.7 86
Breastfeeding status   
 Immediate 71.0 3640
 Not immediate 29.0 1488
PNC check-up within two months   
 No 91.7 4702
 Yes 8.3 426
Neonate status within the 1st 28 days   
 Alive 97.9 5022
 Died 2.1 106