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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers attending maternal and child health clinics of public health centers at Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 511)

From: Postpartum depression and associated factors among mothers in Bahir Dar Town, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency Percent (%)
Age in years < 20 111 21.7
20–29 353 69.1
30–39 47 9.2
Marital status Married 483 94.5
Single/divorced/widow 28 5.5
Maternal formal education Yes 485 94.9
No 26 5.1
The highest level of education Primary school 159 31.1
Secondary school 213 41.7
Diploma and above 139 27.2
Occupational status Employed 103 20.2
Merchant 103 20.1
Unemployed 305 59.7
Husband education Yes 493 96.5
No 18 3.5
Average monthly income 446–1200 73 14.3
1201–2500 198 38.7
2501–3500 95 18.6
> 3501 145 28.4