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Table 1 Parental characteristics of children aged 06–23 months, in Dejen District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

From: Dietary diversity and associated factors among children of Orthodox Christian mothers/caregivers during the fasting season in Dejen District, North West Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Age of mothers ≤ 29 > 29 575 380 60.2 39.8
Mothers’ educational status Unable to read and write Primary High school Certificate and above 438 370 120 27 45.9 38.7 12.4 2.8
Mothers’ occupation Farmer Merchant Government employee Othersa 818 82 27 28 85.7 8.6 2.8 2.9
Husbands’ occupation Farmer Merchant Government employee Othersb 787 71 26 11 87.9 7.9 2.9 1.2
Age of the child 6–12 months 12–23 months 357 598 37.4 62.6
Residence Urban Rural 66 889 6.9 93.1
Sex of last child Male Female 466 489 48.8 51.2
Number of under five children One Two 949 6 99.4 0.6
Family size ≤ 4 > 4 529 426 55.4 44.6
Marital status Married Othersc 895 60 93.7 6.3
Monthly income < 456 Ethiopian Birr ≥ 456 Ethiopian Birr 568 387 59.5 40.5
  1. ahousewife/student, bdaily laborer csingle/divorced/widowed