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Table 1 Scio-demographic characteristics and prevalence of Goiter among the study participants (Primary school Students) in Chole district, Oromia region, Ethiopia; 2017

From: Prevalence of goiter and its associated factors among primary school children in Chole District, Arsi Zone, Ethiopia: a cross- sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Sex Male 202 49.6
Female 205 50.4
Ethnicity Oromo 216 53.1
Amhara 191 46.9
Religion Orthodox 263 64.6
Muslim 138 33.9
Protestant 6 1.5
Education status of fathers illiterateUn educated 89 21.9
Primary school (grade 1–8) 269 66.1
Secondary school and above 49 12
Education status of mothers Illiterate/Un educated 218 53.6
Primary (1–8) 169 41.5
Secondary (9–12) and above 20 4.9
Occupation of fathers Farmer 389 95.6
Government employees 9 2.2
others 9 2.2
Occupation of mothers House wife 401 98.5
Others 6 1.5
Prevalence of Goiter among primary school children Male 71 35.1
Female 78 38.0
Total 149 36.6