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Table 2 Obstetric characteristics of women who gave birth in the last 2 years in Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 6364)

From: Time to early initiation of postnatal care service utilization and its predictors among women who gave births in the last 2 years in Ethiopia: a shared frailty model

Variables Weighted frequency (%)
Parity
 1 1097 (17.2)
 2–4 2595 (40.8)
  ≥ 5 2672 (42.0)
Outcome of birth
 Alive 5818 (91.4)
 Stillbirth 546 (8.6)
Place of delivery
 Home 4745 (75.6)
 Health institution 1618 (25.4)
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD) 6286 (98.8)
 Caesarean delivery 77 (1.2)
ANC visit during pregnancy
 No 2606 (41.0)
 Yes 3758 (59.0)
Sex of child  
 Male 3308 (52.0)
 Female 3056 (48.0)
Preceding birth interval in years
  < 2 998 (15.7)
  ≥ 2 5366 (84.3)
Number of births
 Single 6269 (98.5)
 Multiple 95 (1.5)
Health care access problem
 A big problem 4038 (63.5)
 Not a big problem 2326 (36.5)
Health care decision making autonomy
 Respondent alone 768 (12.1)
 Jointly with husband 3929 (61.7)
 Husband or parent only 1667 (26.2)