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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristic of the study subjects/study kebeles, Gamo Gofa Zone, 2014

From: Early days of life are crucial for child survival in Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia: A community based study

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Distance from Arba Minch Hospital in KM of the household  
 <=10km 5745 28.5
 >10KM 14416 71.5
Distance from Nearby Health center in KM of the household  
 <=10Km 19189 95.2
 >10Km 972 4.8
Sex of the child  
 Male 10375 51.5
 Female 9786 48.5
Age category of the child  
 Neonate 585 2.9
 Post Neonate 3240 16.1
 Infant 3825 19
 Child 16336 81
 Under-five 20161 100
Kebele category of the child  
 DSS-Rural 6625 32.9
 Non-DSS Rural 7791 38.6
 Urban 5745 28.5
Climatic/agro-ecological Zone of the child  
 Kola (low land) 13512 67.0
 Weyna Dega (mid land) 2864 14.2
 Dega (high land) 3785 18.8