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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants in Debre Birhan Town, North Shewa, 2015 (n = 390)

From: Determinants of postnatal care utilization in urban community among women in Debre Birhan Town, Northern Shewa, Ethiopia

Variables Number Percent
Religion Orthodox Christian 354 90.8
Muslim 22 5.6
Protestant 11 2.8
Other 3 0.8
Ethnicity Amhara 375 96.2
Oromo 14 3.6
Other 1 0.25
Marital status Married 328 84.1
Unmarried 31 7.9
Divorced 24 6.2
Widowed 7 1.8
Educational status Illiterate 45 11.5
Grades 1–8 162 41.5
Grades 9–12 122 31.3
12+ 61 15.6
Occupation status Housewife 196 50.3
Self-employed 138 35.4
Government employee 56 17.1
Husband’ s education Illiterate 16 4.1
Grades1–8 119 30.5
Grades 9–12 52 39
12+ 103 26.4
Family size 1–3 130 33.3
4–6 231 59.2
7–10 27 6.5
Average monthly income < 500 108 27.7
501–1500 201 51.5
1501–2500 60 15.4
> 2501 21(5.4)