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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of children (6–24 months) and their parents, Dabat District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Stunting, wasting and associated factors among children aged 6–24 months in Dabat health and demographic surveillance system site: A community based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Child age in months
 6–11 196 33.4
 12–24 391 66.6
Mean (±SD) age of children (15.0 ± 5.7)  
Head of the household
 Female 18 3.1
 Male 569 96.9
Mothers age
 15–34 years 371 63.2
 35–50 years 216 36.8
Marital status
 Currently unmarried 58 9.9
 Currently married 529 90.1
Household size
 ≤ 4 224 38.2
 5–7 280 47.7
 8–10 83 14.1
Maternal education
 No formal education 417 71.0
 Primary education 76 12.9
 Secondary education 94 16.0
Maternal employment status
 Housewife 356 60.6
 Farmer 143 24.4
 Othersa 88 15.0
Father education
 No formal education 389 66.3
 Formal education 198 33.7
Main source of family food
 Own production 413 70.4
 Purchasing 154 26.2
 Othersb 20 3.4
Wealth status
 Poor 210 35.8
 Medium 198 33.7
 Rich 179 30.5
  1. a Students, unemployed, servant, own business
  2. b Food donation from government and families