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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Addis Ababa, 2017 (n = 617)

From: Self-medication practice and associated factors among pregnant women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Variables   n (%)
Age in year 18–24 194 (31.4)
  25–29 251 (40.7)
  30–34 110 (17.8)
  > 34 62 (10)
Education No formal education 61 (9.9)
Primary school (grades 1–8) 168 (27.2)
Secondary school (grades 9–12) 199 (32.3)
Certificate or diploma 133 (21.6)
First degree and above 56 (9.1)
Employment Housewife 229 (37.1)
  Government employee 127 (20.6)
  Private employee 170 (27.6)
  Merchant 55 (8.9)
  Housemaid 36 (5.8)
Average family monthly income in ETB < 3000 ETB 189 (30.6)
3000–5999 ETB 273 (44.2)
  > 6000 ETB 155 (25.1)