Table 1

Characteristics of a sample of women from Jimma Zone, Oromia, Ethiopia,* and comparison with DHS rural subsample

Characteristicn=1006DHS 2005
Age, mean (SD)26.5 (5.5)29.5 (8.9)
Years of education, mean (SD)0.67 (2.0)0.56 (2.9)
No of total living children, mean (SD)3.4 (1.8)3.79 (2.9)
No of children born in a health facility, mean (SD)0.1 (0.4)n/a
Household owns farming land782 (77.7)8716 (92.0)§
Household has electricity135 (13.4)326 (1.9)§
Distance in kilometres to nearest:
 Health post, mean (SD)3.7 (4.9)n/a
 Health centre, mean (SD)8.8 (5.5)n/a
 Hospital, mean (SD)49.8 (6.7)n/a
Per cent living within 5 km of health facility844 (83.9)n/a
Place of last delivery‡‡
 Home§§942 (93.8)5248 (97.8)
 Health post10 (1.0)21 (0.32)
 Health centre44 (4.4)58 (0.89)
 Hospital7 (0.7)88 (1.0)
  • * Data is n (%) unless otherwise specified.

  • Totals may not add up to 1006 due to missing data.

  • Restricted to rural residents; data are from women's birth files unless otherwise specified.

  • § From household file.

  • Seven hundred fifty-four (75%) of the women live within 5 km of a health post, 330 (32.8%) live within 5 km of a health centre and none of the women live within 5 km of a hospital.

  • ‡‡ One woman delivered in an unspecified location.

  • §§ Home includes respondent's or someone else's home.

  • n/a, distances to health care facilities were not collected in the DHS survey.