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Table 1: Socio- demographic characteristics of respondents in food secured households of Western Amhara region, Ethiopia, June 2017, n = 815

From: Food security is not the only solution to prevent under-nutrition among 6–59 months old children in Western Amhara region, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Sex
 Male 439 53.9
 Female 376 46.1
Age of the child (months)
 6–12 160 19.6
 13–24 218 26.8
 25–59 437 53.6
Age of the mother (years)
  < 24 115 14.1
 25–34 467 57.3
  > 35 233 28.6
Religion
 Orthodox 810 99.4
 Muslim 5 0.6
Ethnicity
 Amhara 807 99.0
 Agew 8 1.0
Educational status of the mother
 Have no formal education 617 75.7
 Have formal education 198 24.3
Occupational status of the mother
 Housewife 642 78.7
 Merchant 104 12.8
 Government employee 69 8.5
Family size
  < 4 383 47.0
  > 4 432 53.0
Marital status of the mother
 Married 751 92.2
 Divorced/ Single/Widowed 64 7.8
The child live with
 Both biological parents 723 88.7
 The mother only 70 8.6
 Grand parents 22 2.7
Care givers for the child
 Both parents 433 53.1
 The mother only 358 43.9
 Grandmother 24 3.0
Decision maker on use of money in the household
 The father only 508 62.3
 Both parents 250 30.7
 The mother only 57 7.0