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Table 1 Percentage distribution of socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the respondents from lowland and highland communities of district Raya Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Comparison of nutritional status and associated factors of lactating women between lowland and highland communities of District Raya, Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia

Variable Residence
Lowland Highland
Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Age
  < 25 90(39.5) 81(35.5)
 25–35 107(46.9) 116(50.9)
  > 35 31(13.6) 31(13.6)
Marital status
 Married 203(89.0) 202(88.6)
 othera 25(11.0) 26(11.4)
Household head
 Husband 203(89.0) 202(88.6)
 Wife 25(11.0) 26(11.4)
Family size
  < = 3 47(20.6) 40(17.5)
 4–6 119(52.2) 133(58.3)
  > = 7 62(27.2) 55(24.1)
Education level of mother
 Illiterate 133(58.3) 167(73.2)
 Able to read and write 24(10.5) 21(9.2)
 Elementary school (1–6) 23(10.1) 16(7.0)
 Junior high school (7–8) & above 48(21.1) 24(10.5)
Education level of husband n = 202 n = 203
 Illiterate 108(53.5) 96(47.3)
 Able to read and write 47(23.3) 52(25.6)
 Elementary school (1–6) 15(7.4) 25(12.3)
 Junior high school (7–8) & above 32(15.8) 30(14.8)
Occupation of mother
 Housewife only 140(61.4) 64(28.1)
 Farmer 73(32.0) 122(53.5)
 Otherb 15(6.6) 42(18.4)
Occupation of husband n = 202 n = 203
 Farmer 123(60.9) 126(62.1)
 Merchant/Trade 31(15.3) 35(17.2)
 Private organization employee 25(12.4) 25(12.3)
 Otherc 23(11.4) 17(8.4)
Have TV/Radio/Mobile
 yes 153(67.1) 91(39.9)
 No 75(32.9) 137(60.1)
  1. aSingle, divorced, widowed
  2. bMerchant, private organization employee, Government employee, daily labor
  3. cGovernment employee and daily labor