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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic factors in Takusa district, North West Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence and associated factors of underweight among children 6–59 months of age in Takusa district, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Mother’s age (In years)
 15–29 298 46.2
 30–34 165 25.6
 ≥ 35 182 28.2
Religion
 Orthodox 597 92.5
 Othersa 48 7.5
Marital status
 Not married 91 14.1
 Currently married 554 85.9
Mother’s educational level
 Unable to read and write 353 54.7
 Able to read and write 194 30.1
 Primary and above 98 15.2
Husband’s educational level
 Unable to read and write 269 41.7
 Able to read and write 251 38.9
 Primary and above 125 19.4
Mother’s main occupation
 House wife 479 74.3
 Government employee 62 9.6
 Othersb 104 16
Family monthly income (ETB)
 ≤ 500 210 32.6
 501–1000 233 36.1
 ≥ 1001 202 31.3
Family sizes
 ≤ 4 304 47.1
 5–7 273 42.3
 8–11 68 10.5
Number of Under-five children
 ≤ 2 500 77.5
 > 3 145 22.5
Age of index child (In months)
 6-< 12 179 27.8
 12-< 24 172 26.7
 24-< 36 155 24.0
 36-< 48 90 14.0
 48–59 49 7.5
Sex of index child
 Male 336 52.1
 Female 309 47.9
Household land ownership
 Yes 559 86.7
 No 86 13.3
Child illness
 Diarrhea 107 16.6
 Measles & ARI 39 6.0
 No diseases 499 77.4
  1. aprtotestant and Muslim, bself employed, daily laborer