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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers attending PNC at Woldia General Hospital, January–May, 2017

From: Low level of knowledge about neonatal danger signs and its associated factors among postnatal mothers attending at Woldia general hospital, Ethiopia

Attributes N %
Age of mother’s(years) < 18 22 11.2
18–35 141 71.6
36–45 33 16.8
> 45 1 0.5
Mother’s residence Urban 120 60.9
Rural 77 39.1
Mother’s marital status Single 26 13.2
Married 163 82.7
Divorced 6 3.0
Widowed 2 1.0
Mother’s occupation Housewife 125 63.5
Merchant 20 10.2
Gov’t Employee 31 15.7
Student 14 7.1
Others 7 3.6
Family’s monthly income(birr) < 500 76 38.6
500–1000 46 23.4
> 1000 75 38.1
Mother’s educational status Can’t read and write 50 25.4
Can read and write 29 14.7
Grade 1–8 36 18.3
Grade 9–10 37 18.8
Grade 11–12 20 10.2
Diploma & above 25 12.7
Mother’s religion Orthodox Christian 134 68.0
Muslim 58 29.4
Protestant 4 2.0
Catholic 1 0.5
Mother’s ethnicity Amhara 165 83.8
Tigre 19 9.6
Afar 12 6.1
Others 1 0.5
Family size 1–3 106 53.8
4–6 73 37.1
> 7 18 9.1
Husband’s education status Can’t read and write 28 14.2
Can read and write 38 19.3
Grade 1–8 31 15.7
Grade 9–10 34 17.3
Grade 11–12 20 10.2
Diploma & above 46 23.4
Distance to health institution < 5 km 86 43.7
5-20 km 63 32.0
> 20 km 48 24.4