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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic household characteristics in Fagita District, Awi Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Risk factors associated with poor health outcomes for children under the age of 5 with moderate acute malnutrition in rural fagita lekoma district, Awi Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Description Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Food-Secure Households Food-Insecure Households
Sex HH head Female 20 9.90% 22 10.89%
Male 182 90.0% 180 89.1%
Age of male HH head 15-39 27 13.36% 27 13.36%
30-39 72 35.64% 64 31.68%
40-49 75 37.12% 82 40.59%
50andabove 8 3.90% 7 3.46%
Marital Status of HH Head Married 182 90.09% 180 89.1%
Divorced 12 5.94% 16 7.92%
Widowed 8 3.96% 6 2.97%
No. of person in household <5 72 35.64% 64 31.68%
5 and above 130 64.35% 138 68.31%
Father’s Educational Status Can't Read &write 91 45.04% 80 39.6%
Can Read &Write and above 91 45.04% 100 49.5%
Maternal Educational Status Can't read &write 137 67.8% 121 59.9%
Can Read &Write and above 65 32.17% 81 40.09%
Maternal Occupational Status Farmer 200 99% 201 99.5%
Who Decides Money Use Mainly spouse 20 9.9% 24 11.880%
Mainly husband 94 46.53% 98 48.53%
Both 66 32.67% 56 27.72%
Only husbanded 22 10.89% 24 11.88%
Monthly Income <750 192 95.05% 195 96.50%
  750+ 10 4.95% 7 3.50%