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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents: West Gojjam Zone North west Ethiopia Finote Selam town November, 2015. (n = 400)

From: Household dietary diversity and associated factors among residents of finote selam town, north west Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Frequency Percent
Age (in year)
 18-45 293 73.2
 46-60 72 18.0
  > 60 35 8.8
Religion
 Orthodox 372 93.0
 Muslim 20 5.0
 Protestant 8 2.0
Residence
 Urban 284 71
 Rural 116 29
Family head
 Women headed 163 40.8
 Men headed 237 59.2
Marital status of respondent
 Single 35 8.8
 Married 235 58.8
 Divorced 61 15.2
 Widowed 69 17.2
Family size   
 1-2 78 19.5
 3-4 190 47.5
 Greater than 4 132 33
Educational status of head of the family
 Unable to read and write 126 31.5
 Read and write only 77 19.3
 1-8 grade 69 17.2
 9-12 grade 62 15.5
 Diploma and above 66 16.5
Occupation of head of the family
 Government employed 63 15.8
 Private employed 23 5.8
 Daily laborer 66 16.5
 Farmer 99 24.7
 Merchant 149 37.2
  1. Diploma = someone who successfully completed a three year course of study from College