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Research Article

Prevalence of Undernutrition and Its Associated Factors among Children below Five Years of Age in Bure Town, West Gojjam Zone, Amhara National Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia

Table 1

Socioeconomic and demographic variables of respondents in Bure town, West Gojjam Zone, northwest Ethiopia, in 2015.

Variables FrequencyPercent

SexMale16849.1
Female17450.9

Age <12 months5717.3
12–23 months7321.3
24–35 months7822.8
36–47 months6118.8
48–59 months7120.8

Religion Orthodox31993.3
Others235.6

Maternal educational status Cannot read and write10731.3
Can read and write5516.1
Primary6418.7
Secondary7722.5
Tertiary3911.4

Paternal educational statusCannot read and write5315.5
Can read and write8926
Primary5817
Secondary8023.4
Tertiary6218.1

Monthly income <75014341.8
750–15007622.2
>150012336

Maternal occupational status Housewife20559.9
Government employee4412.9
Private319.1
Others6218.1

Diarrhea in the last one monthYes4212.3
No30087.7

Respiratory tract infection in the last one month Yes4613.5
No29686.5

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