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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of Mother/care giver with their under five children in rural district of Enebsie Sarmidr, March, 2016 (N = 311)

From: Determinants of severe acute malnutrition among under five children in rural Enebsie Sarmidr District, East Gojjam Zone, North West Ethiopia, 2016

Variables SAM status Total N (%)
Cases n (%) Control n (%)
Age of child Birth −6 months 3(4.7%) 24(9.7%) 27(8.7%)
7–24 months 46(71.9%) 139(56.3%) 185(59.5%)
25–59 months 15(23.4%) 84(34.0%) 99(31.8%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Sex of children Male 32(50.0%) 118(47.8%) 150(48.2%)
Female 32(50.0%) 129(52.2%) 161(51.8%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Family size ≤5 family members 22(34.4%) 130(52.6%) 152(48.9%)
≥6 family members 42(65.6%) 117(47.4%) 159(51.1%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Family average income ETB ≤500 48(75.0%) 167(67.6%) 215(69.1%)
(500–999] 14(21.9%) 60(24.3%) 74(23.8%)
≥1000 2(3.1%) 20(8.1%) 22(7.1%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
The authority of decision making in the family Mother 4(6.2%) 19(7.7%) 23(7.4%)
Father 22(34.4%) 89(36.0%) 111(35.7%)
Both father & mother 38(59.4%) 139(56.3%) 177(56.9%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Respondents’/ Care givers’ religion Orthodox 59(92.2%) 238(96.4%) 297(95.5%)
Muslim 5(7.8%) 9(3.6%) 14(4.5%)
Total 64(100.0%) 247(100.0%) 311(100.0%)
Marital status Married & Lives with husband 57(89.1%) 221(89.5%) 278(89.4%)
Lives without husband 7(10.9%) 26(10.5%) 33(10.6%)
Total 64(100.0) 247(100.0) 311(100.0)