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Table 2 Obstetric, child morbidity and other maternal characteristics of study participants in Sodo Zuria district, South Ethiopia, June 2017

From: Predictors of stunting among children 6–59 months of age in Sodo Zuria District, South Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 342)   Frequency Percentage
Place of delivery Health facility 272 79.53
Home 70 20.47
Gestational age at birth <9 months 14 4.09
At 9 month 229 66.96
>9 month 99 28.95
Birth weight <2500 g 10 2.92
2500–4000 g 257 75.15
>4000 75 21.93
Birth order 1 66 19.30
2–4 160 46.78
>4 116 33.92
Birth interval from previous <24 months 69 20.17
24 months 224 65.50
>24 months 49 14.33
Still breast feeding Yes 202 59.07
No 140 40.93
Reason for not breast feeding Maternal health problem 19 13.57
Child refusal 88 62.86
Pregnancy 33 23.57
Diarrheal morbidity in the last 2 weeks Yes 89 26.02
No 253 73.98
Fever Yes 23 6.73
No 319 93.27
Cough Yes 20 5.85
No 322 94.15
Measles Yes 8 2.34
No 334 97.66
Maternal age at first birth 15–19 48 14.03
20–29 213 62.28
30–39 70 20.47
≥40 11 3.22
ANC follow up Yes 286 83.63
No 56 16.37
Additional meal during pregnancy/lactation Yes 79 23.10
No 263 76.90
Family planning method used Yes 170 49.70
No 172 51.30
What type of family planning Pills 34 20.00
Depo-Provera 131 77.06
Othersa 5 2.94
  1. aNorplant, Condom, Intrauterine device