Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers in northern Ethiopia, 2019 (n=380)

CharacteristicsCategoryFrequency%
Mothers age (years)<204311.3
20–3531683.2
>35215.5
Marital statusMarried35994.5
Others*215.5
ReligionOrthodox27572.4
Muslim10026.3
Others†51.3
EthnicityAmhara34991.8
Oromo287.4
Others‡30.8
Mothers educationCannot read and write7620.0
Read and write4712.4
Primary education8622.6
Secondary education8923.4
College and above8221.6
Occupation of the motherHousewife20052.6
Government employee7118.7
Daily workers174.5
Farmer297.6
Student287.4
Others§359.2
ResidenceUrban26569.7
Rural11530.3
  • *Divorced, single.

  • †Protestant, catholic.

  • ‡SNNP, Tigray.

  • §Private employee, merchant.