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Table 1 Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of respondents in Benishangul in Gumuz region, 2013

From: Determinants of childhood diarrhea among underfive children in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, North West Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Maternal Education   
   No education 541 58.5
   Primary or above 384 39.5
Occupation of mother   
   Not working 448 48.9
   Working 468 51.1
Place of residence   
   Urban 78 8.4
   Rural 847 91.6
Household size   
   5 or less 462 49.9
   6 and above 463 50.1
No of under five in the HH   
   2 or less 756 81.7
   3 and above 169 13.3
Wealth status   
   Poor 484 52.3
   Medium 187 20.2
   Rich 254 27.5
Religion of the mother   
   Orthodox 211 23.1
   Muslim 522 56.4
   Protestant 146 15.8
   Others 11 1.2
Ethnicity of the mother   
   Amhara 225 24.3
   Berta 270 29.2
   Gumuz 196 21.2
   Oromo 133 14.4
   Others* 91 10.9
Age of Mother   
   15-24 734 79.4
   25-34 179 19.4
   35-49 12 1.3
Father’s education   
   No education 509 55.2
   Primary or above 412 44.8
  1. Traditional belief *Shinasha, Agew.