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Table 2 Descriptive characteristics of the respondents in Ethiopia, 2016 (N = 3446)

From: Determinants of under-five mortality in the high mortality regions of Ethiopia: mixed-effect logistic regression analysis

Variable weighted frequency (%)
Regions
 Afar 1062 (30.8%)
 Somali 1505 (43.6%)
 Benishangul-gumuz 879 (25.5%)
Respondent current age
 < 20 154 (4.5%)
 20–24 793 (23%)
 25–29 1025 (29.7%)
 30–34 706 (20.5%)
 ≥ 35 768 (22.3%)
Religion
 Muslim 2962 (86%)
 Orthodox 256 (7.4%)
 Others 228 (6.6%)
Wealth index
 poor 2618 (76%)
 Middle 251 (7.3%)
 Rich 577 (16.7%)
Residence
 Urban 445 (13%)
 Rural 3001 (87%)
Source water
 Pipe 668 (19.4%)
 Other 2778 (80.6%)
Toilet facility
 Yes 1419 (41.2%)
 No 2027 (58.8%)
Sex of household
 Male 2432 (70.6%)
 Female 1014 (29.4%)
Mother education
 No education 22,760 (80%)
 Primary and above 686 (20%)
Birth order
 1st 595 (17.3%)
 2–3 999 (29%)
 4–5 830 (24%)
 6 and above 1022 (29.7%)
Parity
 1–3 1311 (38%)
 4–6 1267 (36.8%)
 > 6 868 (25.2%)
Preceding birth interval
 ≤ 2 years 1160 (40.7%)
 2–3 years 922 (32.4%)
 Above3 years 765 (26.9%)
Place of delivery
 Home 2837 (82.3%)
 Health facility 609 (17.7%)
Child characteristics
 sex
  Male 1803 (52.3%)
  Female 1643 (47.7%)
 Birth type
  Single 3404 (98.8%)
  Multiple 42 (1.2%)
 ANC
  Yes 1023 (29.7%)
  No 2423 (70.3%)