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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents in womberma woreda, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

From: Factors associated with underweight among lactating women in Womberma woreda, Northwest Ethiopia; a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age (in years) 15-24 107 16
25-34 382 57.2
>34 179 26.8
Educational status of the respondent Cannot read and write 489 73.2
Can read and write 66 9.9
Primary (grade 1 to 8) 95 14.2
Secondary(grade 9 to 10) 18 2.7
Marital status Married 618 92.5
Widowed 10 1.5
Divorced 30 4.5
Separated 10 1.5
Educational status of husband Cannot read and write 277 41.5
Can read and write 175 26.2
Primary (grade 1 to 8) 129 19.3
Secondary(grade 9 to 10) 35 5.2
College level and above 2 0.3
Ethnicity Amhara 646 96.7
Agew 16 2.4
Oromo 6 0.9
Average monthly income (in Ethiopian birr) <500 356 53.3
500-999 148 22.2
1000-1999 39 5.8
>2000 125 18.7
Family size ≤5 392 58.7
>5 276 41.3