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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, EDHS 2016

From: Risk factor of neonatal mortality in Ethiopia: multilevel analysis of 2016 Demographic and Health Survey

Variable Categories Frequency Percent
Mothers age 15–24 825 33.7
25–34 1332 54.4
35–49 292 11.9
Mothers educational status No education 1436 58.6
Primary 699 28.5
Secondary and above 314 12.8
Family size ≤ 4 773 31.6
> 4 1676 68.4
Wealth index Poor 1295 52.9
Middle 329 13.4
Richer 825 33.7
Current marital status Separated 129 5.3
Married 2320 94.7
Mothers occupation Housewife 1913 78.1
Employed 536 21.9
Husbands’ educational status No education 1050 42.9
Primary 807 33.0
Secondary and above 592 24.2
Sex of household head Male 1950 79.6
Female 499 20.4
Region Tigray 255 10.4
Afar 236 9.6
Amhara 220 9.0
Oromia 370 15.1
Somali 361 14.7
Benishangul 192 7.8
SNNPR 289 11.8
Gambela 146 6.0
Harari 146 6.0
Addis Ababa 119 4.9
Dire Dawa 115 4.7
Source of drinking water Protected 751 30.7
Unprotected 1698 69.3
Improved toilet facility Yes 1351 55.2
No 1098 44.8
Residence Urban 480 19.6
Rural 1969 80.4