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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers in the extended postpartum period, Gondar city, northwest Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 634)

From: Factors associated with early resumption of sexual intercourse among women during extended postpartum period in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Number Percent
Age
 18–24 205 32.3
 25–34 331 52.2
  > 35 98 15.5
Marital status
 Married 611 96.4
 Unmarried (in union) 23 3.6
Religion
 Orthodox 546 86.2
 Muslim 82 12.9
 Protestant 6 0.9
Residence
 Urban 546 86.2
 Rural 88 13.8
Educational level
 No formal education 116 18.3
 Primary school complete 105 16.6
 Secondary school complete 224 35.3
 Higher education complete 189 29.8
Occupation
 Housewife 416 65.6
 Government employee 70 11.0
 Private employee 112 17.7
 Merchant 19 3.0
 Others (Daily laborer, student, Tella sellers) 17 2.7
Husband’s education status (N = 611)
 No formal education complete 92 15.1
 Primary school complete 88 14.4
 Secondary school complete 164 26.8
 Higher education complete 267 43.7
Husband’s occupation (N = 611)
 Farmer 41 6.7
 Government employee 198 32.4
 Private employee 165 27.0
 Merchant 131 21.4
 Daily laborer 59 9.7
 Others (Driver, student, job seekers) 17 2.8
Monthly income
 Lowest 64 10.1
 Second 191 30.1
 Middle 101 15.9
 Fourth 142 22.4
 Highest 136 21.5