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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