Table 2: Participants Obstetrics and clinical characteristics in postpartum period, from health centers of four sub-cities of Addis Ababa city Administration, Ethiopia, (N= 618).

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Number of pregnancy
1 228 36.9
2-3 311 50.3
>4 79 12.8
Planed pregnancy
Yes 439 71.0
No 179 29.0
Sex of last baby
Male 307 49.7
Female 311 50.3
Desired sex of the baby
Desired 207 33.5
Undesired 136 22.0
I don’t mind 275 44.5
Mode of delivery
Vaginal 416 67.3
Cesarean section 131 21.2
Instrumental delivery 71 11.5
Illness during pregnancy
Yes 164 26.5
No 454 73.5
Experience death of a baby
Yes 40 6.5
No 578 93.5
Any of children hospitalized
Yes 104 16.8
No 514 83.2
Stressful life event during pregnancy
Yes 21 3.4
No 597 96.6

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