Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of women and index child, EDHS 2016 (n=1455)

VariablesFrequencyPercentage
Mother’s age
 ≤19584.0
 20–2984157.8
 30–3948333.2
 40–49735.0
Residence
 Urban70548.5
 Rural75051.5
Wealth index quintile
 Poorest1037.1
 Poorer14710.1
 Middle20113.8
 Richer23316.0
 Richest77153.0
Marital status
 Never married342.3
 Currently married134592.4
 Formerly married775.3
Mother’s education
 No education42529.2
 Primary55137.9
 Secondary26218.0
 Higher21714.9
Sex of child
 Male74551.2
 Female71048.8
Birth weight (g)
 <2500 18012.3
 ≥2500 127587.7
 Mean (SD)=3332.4 g (±940.3 g)
Source of birth weight data
 Written card1077.4
 Mother’s recall134892.6
Perceived baby birth size
 Very large41128.3
 Larger than average20414.0
 Average59240.7
 Smaller than average986.7
 Very small15010.3
  • EDHS, Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey.