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Table 1 Distribution of socio-economic and demographic characteristics among mothers of cases and controls in public health facilities of Dessie Town, Northeast Ethiopia, 2017

From: A health facility based case-control study on determinants of low birth weight in Dassie town, Northeast Ethiopia: the role of nutritional factors

Variables Cases Controls Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Infant sex
 Male 49 (52.7) 117 (62.9) 166 (59.5)
 Female 44 (47.3) 69 (37.1) 113 (40.5)
Maternal age (year)
 ≤ 20 9 (9.7) 32 (17.2) 41 (14.7)
 21–35 77 (82.8) 147 (79.6) 225 (80.6)
 > 35 7 (7.5) 6 (3.2) 13 (4.7)
Residence
 Rural 41 (44.1) 75 (40.3) 116 (41.6)
 Urban 52 (55.9) 111 (59.7) 163 (58.4)
Religion
 Muslim 69 (74.2) 140 (75.3) 209 (74.9)
 Orthodox 20 (21.5) 42 (22.6) 62 (22.2)
 Others 4 (4.3) 4 (2.2) 8 (2.9)
Ethnicity
 Amhara 77 (82.8) 168 (90.3) 245 (87.8)
 Oromo 10 (10.8) 7 (3.8) 17 (6.1)
 Gurage or Tigrae 6 (6.5) 11 (5.9) 17 (6.1)
Marital status
 Married 87 (93.5) 172 (92.5) 259 (92.8)
 single, separated or divorced 6 (6.5) 14 (7.5) 20 (7.2)
Maternal Educational
 Informal education 32 (34.4) 32 (17.2) 64 (23.0)
 Formal education 61 (65.6) 154 (82.8) 214 (77.0)
Maternal Occupation
 Employed 17 (18.3) 63 (33.9) 80 (28.7)
 Merchant 5 (5.4) 24 (12.9) 29 (10.4)
 Housewife 65 (69.9) 91 (48.9) 156 (55.9)
 Others 6 (6.5) 8 (4.3) 14 (5.0)
Wealth index
 Lower 58 (62.4) 101 (54.3) 159 (57.0)
 Middle 16 (17.2) 49 (26.3) 65 (23.3)
 Upper 19 (20.4) 36 (19.4) 55 (19.7)