International Journal of Pediatrics / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

High Prevalence of Undernutrition among Children in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 1

Sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics of parents, Gondar Town, northwest Ethiopia .

Variables Frequency Percentage

Age of mothers (in years)
<2516523.3
25–3036451.5
31–3510214.4
>357610.7
Mothers’ marital status
Currently married61987.6
Currently 8812.4
Mothers’ religion
Orthodox50170.9
Muslim20128.4
Others50.7
Mothers’ educational status
Unable to read and write22031.1
Primary21029.7
Secondary and above27739.2
Husbands’ education
Unable to read and write8512
Primary31544.5
Secondary and above30743.4
Mothers’ occupation
Housewife50070.7
Government employee385.3
Merchant527.4
Daily laborer11716.5
Husbands’ occupation
Government employee23332.9
Merchant20729.3
Daily laborer18426.0
Own private work8311.7
Family size
≥7689.6
4–638955.0
≤325035.4
Number of under-five children
Two and above14220.1
One56579.9
Monthly income
<2175 44663.1
≥2175 ETB26136.9

Single, widowed, or divorced; Ethiopian Birr (1$ = 26.7 ETB).

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