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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the respondents from food secure and food insecure households of Albuko district, northeast Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence of stunting and associated factors among preschool children: A community based comparative cross sectional study in Ethiopia

Characteristics

Food secure HHs

n=527

Food insecure HHs

n=512

Total

n=1039

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Ethnicity

 Amhara

505

95.8

507

99.0

1012

97.4

 Othersa

22

4.2

5

1.0

27

2.6

Religion

 Muslim

493

93.5

497

97.1

990

95.3

 Orthodox

34

6.5

15

2.9

49

4.7

Marital Status

 Single

32

6.1

26

5.1

58

5.6

 Married

460

87.3

479

93.6

939

90.4

 Othersb

35

6.6

7

1.4

42

4.0

Under five children

 One

464

88.0

410

80.1

874

84.1

 Two

58

11.0

102

19.9

160

15.4

 Three

5

.9

0

0

5

.5

Mother education

 Uneducated

326

61.9

299

58.4

625

60.2

 Primary

147

27.9

170

33.2

317

30.5

 Secondary and above

54

10.2

43

8.4

97

9.3

Mother occupation

 Housewife

464

88.0

479

93.6

943

90.8

 Government

17

3.2

6

1.2

23

2.2

 Othersc

46

8.7

27

5.3

73

7.0

Money handlers

 Husband

369

70.0

395

77.1

764

73.5

 Wife

13

2.5

26

5.1

39

3.8

 Both

145

27.5

91

17.8

236

22.7

Food sources

 Farming

461

87.5

486

94.9

947

91.1

 Purchasing

66

12.5

26

5.1

92

8.9

Child sex

 Female

305

57.9

273

53.3

578

55.6

 Male

222

42.1

239

46.7

461

44.4

Mother age

 15-34

365

69.3

244

47.7

609

58.6

 35-49

161

30.6

268

52.3

429

41.3

>50

1

.2

0

0

1

.1

Child age

 24-35

221

41.9

230

44.9

451

43.4

 36-47

191

36.2

167

32.6

358

34.5

 48-59

115

21.8

115

22.5

230

22.1

Child birth order

 1-2

197

37.4

72

14.1

269

25.9

 3-4

289

54.8

386

75.4

675

65.0

 >4

41

7.8

54

10.5

95

9.1

HH family size

 <4

291

55.2

192

37.5

483

46.5

>4

236

44.8

320

62.5

556

53.5

  1. aOromo, Tigray
  2. bDivorced, Windowed and Separated
  3. cTrader, Student, Daily worker