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Table 1 socio-demographic and economic characteristics of mothers in rural Damot sore district, August 2015

From: Determinants of appropriate complementary feeding practice among mothers having children 6–23 months of age in rural Damot sore district, Southern Ethiopia; a community based cross sectional study

Variables (N = 546) Categories Frequency(N) Percentage (%)
Age in years <20 125 22.9
20–24 245 44.9
25–30 127 23.3
>30 49 9
Marital status married 510 93.4
Separated/widowed 36 6.6
Religion Protestant 388 71.1
Orthodox 125 22.9
Catholic 31 5.7
Muslim 2 0.4
Educational status No formal education 217 39.7
Primary education 271 49.6
Secondary and above 58 10.6
Household head Father 485 88.8
Mother 52 9.5
Grand /siblings 9 1.6
No of under five children 1 163 29.9
2–4 383 70.1
Support from partner/husband (n = 513) yes 450 87.7
No 63 12.3
Educational status of husbands(n = 513) Not attended formal education 196 38.2
Attended formal education 317 61.8
Monthly income ≤ 999 ETBa 353 64.7
1000–1999 ETB 126 23.1
2000–2999 ETB 40 7.3
> = 3000 ETB 27 4.9
≤ 999 ETB 353 64.7
1000–1999 ETB 126 23.1
  1. a ETB Ethiopian Birr