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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