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Table 1 Socio demography characteristics of women of reproductive age in Kunama population, Northwest Tigray, February 2014 (n = 284)

From: Magnitude of chronic energy deficiency and its associated factors among women of reproductive age in the Kunama population, Tigray, Ethiopia, in 2014

Socio demographic characteristic Frequency Percentage
Age of years   
 15–19 54 19.0
 20–29 113 39.8
 30–39 77 27.1
 40–49 40 14.1
Marital status   
 Married (living with a partner) 154 54.2
 Living with no partnera 130 45.8
Women educational status   
 No education 218 76.8
 Elementary 49 17.2
 High school 17 6
Women occupation   
 Student 35 12.3
 Farmer 191 67.3
 Merchant 48 16.9
 Others 10 3.5
Husband educational status (n = 154)   
 No education 105 68.2
 Elementary 32 20.8
 High school 17 11
Family monthly income (Ethiopian birr)   
 <500 81 28.5
 500–1000 186 65.5
 >1000 17 6
Family size   
 Less than 5 133 46.8
 Greater than or equals to 5 151 53.2
Head of family   
 Father 169 59.5
 Mother 115 40.5
Land ownership   
 Yes 154 54.2
 No 130 45.8
Land in hectare (n = 154)   
 Greater than or equal to 0.5 80 51.9
 Less than 0.5 74 48.1
  1. Family size: the total number of individuals living in the same house
  2. aLiving with no partner, including single (n = 48), widowed, and divorced