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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, Hossana, June, 2015 (N = 353)

From: Prevalence of herbal medicine use and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at public health facilities in Hossana Town, Southern Ethiopia: facility based cross sectional study

Variables Total (N and %)
Marital status(n = 353)
 Married 344 (97.5 %)
 Single 4 (1.1 %)
 Divorced 5 (1.4 %)
Occupation(n = 353)
 Housewives 187 (53.0 %)
 Students 16 (4.5 %)
 Privately owned business 61 (17.3 %)
 Government employee 62 (17.6 %)
 Non-governmental employee 15 (4.2 %)
 Others* 12 (3.4 %)
Religion(n = 353)
 Protestants 238 (67.4 %)
 Orthodox 81 (22.9 %)
 Muslims 22 (6.2 %)
 Catholics 12 (3.4 %)
Educational Status(n = 353)
 No formal education 35 (9.9 %)
 primary(1–8) 129 (36.5 %)
 Secondary (9–12) 129 (36.5 %)
 More than secondary education 60 (17.0 %)
Average monthly income (n = 340)
 <2116.2 ETB 209 (61.5 %)
 ≥2116.2 ETB 131 (38.5 %)
Current pregnancy status(n = 353)
 Planned 273 (77.3 %)
 Unplanned 80 (22.7 %)
Gravidity (n = 353)
 1–2 pregnancy 252 (71.4 %)
 3–4 pregnancy 74 (21 %)
 >4 pregnancy 27 (7.6 %)
Parity(n = 197)
 1–2 children 150 (76.1 %)
 3–4 children 36 (18.3 %)
 >4 children 11 (5.6 %)
Trimester of pregnancy(n = 353)
 First trimester 17 (4.8 %)
 Second trimester 147 (41.6 %)
 Third trimester 189 (53.5 %)
  1. *Others: preachers, daily labourers