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Table 1 Characteristics of live births in Ethiopia from 1995–2011

From: Neonatal mortality in Ethiopia: trends and determinants

  N %
  [Un-weighted] [weighted]
Year of birth   
  1995-2000 10827 33.4
  2001-2005 8927 27.5
  2006-2011 11674 36.0
  Missing 1000 3.1
Birth type   
  Singleton 32042 99.0
  Twin+ 386 1.0
Child’s sex   
  Male 16571 51.6
  Female 15857 48.4
Size at birth   
  Average or larger than average 22280 68.7
  Smaller than average 9993 30.8
  Missing 155 0.5
Birthorder   
  1-2 11936 34.7
  3 4613 14.1
  4+ 15879 51.2
Birth interval   
  Not applicable (only one birth) 6443 19.9
  <2 years 5668 17.5
  2+ years 20276 62.5
  Missing 41 0.1
Age of mother at birth   
  <18 years 1947 5.5
  18-34 years 25576 78.4
  35+ years 4905 16.2
Season of birth   
  Spring [Sept.-Nov.] 9208 27.1
  Summer [Dec.-Feb.] 8592 25.2
  Autumn [Mar.-May] 8031 25.4
  Winter [June-Aug.] 6597 22.3
Mother received Tetanus Toxoid Injection (TTI)   
  None or 1 TTI 26293 83.0
  2+ TTI 6135 17.0
Delivery place/assistance   
  Home delivery/not assisted by TBA/HW 20149 62.1
  Home delivery - assisted by TBA/HW 8662 26.7
  Government hospital 2044 6.3
  Health center 1026 3.2
  Other facilities (private/NGO) 547 1.7
Mode of delivery   
  Non-caesarian section 31825 98.1
  Caesarian section 603 1.9
Mother's education   
  No education 24519 76.5
  Elementary 5877 19.3
  Secondary+ 2032 4.2
Household wealth score   
  Low 14203 43.8
  Medium 6032 18.6
  High 12193 37.6
Marital status   
  Not currently married 2439 7.1
  Currently married/in union 29989 92.8
Residence   
  Urban 5067 10.6
  Rural 27361 89.4
Region   
  Tigray 3302 6.4
  Affar 2348 1.1
  Amhara 4377 23.6
  Oromiya 5892 41.4
  Somali 2368 2.5
  Benishangul Gumuz 2529 1.1
  SNNP 4939 21.7
  Gambela 1974 0.3
  Harari 1733 0.2
  Addis Ababa 1296 1.5
  Dire Dawa 1670 0.3
Total 32428 100.0
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