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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in Boricha district, South Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 622)

From: Prevalence and factors associated with intestinal parasites among children of age 6 to 59 months in, Boricha district, South Ethiopia, in 2018

VariablesCategoriesNumber (%)
Sex of childMale305 (49%)
Female317 (51%)
Age of child6–11 months105 (24.5%)
12–23 months126 (20.3%)
24–59 months343 (55.2%)
EthnicitySidama596 (95.8%)
Others26 (4.2%)
ReligionsProtestant517 (83.1%)
Others105 (16.9%)
Family sizeSmall300 (48.2%)
Medium117 (18.8%)
Large205 (33%)
Maternal educational statusNo formal education401 (64.4%)
Primary education159 (25.6)
Secondary education & above62 (10%)
Paternal educational statusNo formal education394 (63.3%)
Primary education122 (19.6%)
Secondary education & above106 (17.1)
The main occupation of the headFarmer505 (81.2%)
Daily worker117 (18.8%)
Wealth IndexPoorest154 (24.8%)
Poor72 (11.6%)
Middle157 (25.2%)
Rich117 (18.8%)
Richest122 (19.6%)