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Table 1 A Socio-demographic characteristic of the children aged 6 to 59 months and their parents in Ethiopia from January 18 to June 27 in 2016 (N = 7794)

From: Spatial variation and determinants of childhood anemia among children aged 6 to 59 months in Ethiopia: further analysis of Ethiopian demographic and health survey 2016

Variable Categories Frequency Percent
Age of the child in months 6–11 914 11.7
12–23 1765 22.7
24–35 1702 21.8
36–47 1656 21.3
48–59 1757 22.5
Sex of the child Male 4010 51.4
Female 3784 48.6
Residence Urban 1327 17.0
Rural 6467 83.0
Religion of mothers Orthodox 2350 30.2
Protestant 1417 18.2
Muslim 3837 49.2
Others 190 2.4
Maternal educational level No education 5084 65.2
Primary 1981 25.4
Secondary 486 6.3
Higher 243 3.1
Maternal age in years 15–24 1757 22.5
25–29 2355 30.2
30–34 1778 22.8
35–48 1904 24.5
Wealth index of child’s family Poorest 2854 36.6
Poorer 1387 17.8
Middle 1156 14.8
Richer 983 12.6
Richest 1414 18.2
Region Tigray 828 10.6
Afar 744 9.6
Amhara 783 10.0
Oromia 1220 15.7
Somali 1019 13.0
Benishangul 659 8.5
SNNPR 995 12.8
Gambella 509 6.5
Harari 373 4.8
Addis Ababa 305 3.9
Dire Dawa 359 4.6