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Table 2 Obstetric and Reproductive Health Characteristics, North Ethiopia, 2018 (N = 561)

From: Mothers’ utilization and associated factors in preconception care in northern Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

Variable Frequency Percent
Gravidity
 1 Pregnancy 113 20.1
 2–4 Pregnancies 379 67.6
  ≥ 5 Pregnancies 69 12.3
Parity
 Primipara (1 delivery) 138 24.6
 Multipara (2 & above delivery) 423 75.4
Previous use of family planning
 Yes 341 60.8
 No 220 39.2
Previous adverse pregnancy outcome
 Yes 118 21.0
 No 443 79.0
Type of adverse pregnancy outcome (n = 118) (Multiple responses)
 Congenital anomalies 23 19.5
 Low birth weight 17 14.4
 Preterm 10 8.5
 Abortion 67 56.8
 Still birth 22 18.6
 Neonatal death 7 5.9
 Infection 13 11.0
Place where PCC was received
 Hospital 62 60.8
 Health center 24 23.5
 Private clinic 16 15.7
Having cultural factor a
 Yes 33 5.9
 No 528 94.1
Husband support for PCC
 Yes 159 28.3
 No 402 71.7
Joint plan discussion with partner
 Yes 167 29.8
 No 394 70.2
Chronic health problem
 Yes 39 7.0
 No 522 93.0
Type of chronic health problem(n = 39) (Multiple responses)
 HIV/AIDS 14 35.9
 HTN 14 35.9
 Diabetes mellitus 5 12.8
 Others b 8 20.5
  1. a Other chronic health problem: epilepsy, tuberculosis and anemia
  2. b Cultural factor: use traditional medicine, holly water and autonomy deficit to decide