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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participant, in Kamashi district, West Ethiopia, 2018(n = 717)

From: Prevalence and associated factors of acute diarrhea among under-five children in Kamashi district, western Ethiopia: community-based study

VariablesCategoryFrequency (%)
SexMale400 (55.8)
Female317 (44.2)
Religion of caregivers/mothersOrthodox194 (27.1)
Protestant503 (70.2)
Muslim20 (2.7)
Educational status of mother/caregiverSecondary271 (37.8)
Primary359 (50.1)
Illiterate87 (12.1)
Educational status of fatherSecondary140 (19.5)
Primary362 (50.5)
Illiterate215 (30)
Ethnicity of mother/caregiverGumuz431 (60.1)
Oromo222 (31)
Amhara57 (7.9)
Others7 (1)
Age of child in months≤6 months83 (11.6)
Between 7 and 24 months346 (48.3)
≥25 months288 (40.2)
Age of mother/caregiver< 24 years255 (35.6)
Between 24 and 29 years333 (46.4)
>  29 Years129 (18.0)
Number of < 5 years children in familyOne526 (73.4)
Greater than one191 (26.6)
Number of family size≤ 5460 (64.2)
≥6257 (35.8)
Health status of the child in previous 2 weeksHad diarrhea104 (14.5)
No diarrhea613 (85.5)