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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of mothers having child aged 6–23 months in Sinan Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (N = 736)

From: Dietary diversity and associated factors among children aged 6–23 months in Sinan Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency
N %
Maternal education level Unable to read and write 572 78
Read and write only 92 13
Primary school (1–8 grade) 22 3
Secondary school (9–12 grade) 33 4
Higher education 17 2
Father’s education Unable to read and write 382 52
Read and write only 239 32
Primary school (1–8 grade) 54 7
Secondary school(9-12grade) 41 6
Higher education 20 3
Maternal Occupation Housewife 102 14
Government employed 20 3
Merchant 54 7
Farmer 549 75
Others 11 1
Fathers’ occupation Farmer 558 76
Government employed 39 5
Private employed 10 1
Merchant 75 10
Daily laborer 26 4
Others 28 4
Household family size < 4 190 26
> = 4 546 74
Number of < 5 years children 1 611 83
> = 2 125 17
Availability of Media sourcesa at the households Yes 155 21
Exposure to available media sources Yes 139 90
Available farmland Yes 562 76
Cultivating vegetables Yes 194 26
Available livestock Yes 579 79
Having cow milk and feed the child Yes 98 13
Mother involved in decision-making Yes 604 82
  1. aIncludes Radio and Television (TV)