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Table 1 Socio-demographic and obstetric characteristic of respondents, in Farta District Northwest, Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 676)

From: Birth preparedness, readiness planning and associated factors among mothers in Farta district, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency Percentage
Age
 < 20 72 10.7
 20–34 439 64.9
 > = 35 165 24.4
Marital status
 Currently in marital union 654 96.7
 Currently not in marital union 22 3.3
Religion
 Orthodox 668 98.8
 Muslim 6 0.9
 Protestant 2 0.3
Residence
 Urban 29 4.3
 Rural 647 95.7
Educational status
 Cannot read and write 363 53.7
 Can read and wire 101 14.9
 Elementary school (1–8) 161 23.8
 Secondary school and above (Grade 9 and above) 51 7.5
Occupation
 House wife 626 92.6
 Merchant 31 4.6
 Employed 13 1.9
 Others 6 0.9
Family size
 1–3 108 16.0
 4–6 410 60.1
 > = 7 158 23.4
Parity
 1 106 15.7
 2–4 397 58.7
 > = 5 173 25.6
ANC follow up
 Yes 532 78.7
 No 144 21.3