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Table 1 Child and parents related characteristics among children aged 6–23 months in Damot Sore District, Southern Ethiopia, from March to April 2017

From: Stunting and anemia among children 6–23 months old in Damot Sore district, Southern Ethiopia

Characteristics Categories Frequency (N = 485) Percent (%)
Sex of the child Male 243 50.9
Female 234 49.1
Age of the mother 15–24 years 84 17.6
25–34 years 246 55.3
35–49 years 129 27.0
Age of the child 6–11 months 190 39.8
12–17 months 160 33.5
18–23 months 127 26.6
Educational status of mother No formal education 307 64.4
Formal education 170 35.6
Educational status of father No formal education 238 49.9
Formal education 236 49.5
Mother’s occupation Unemployed 459 96.2
Government/private employee 18 3.8
Father’s occupation Unemployed 454 95.2
Government/private employee 19 4
Total number of family size within households Less than or equal to 5 219 45.9
Greater than 5 258 54.1
Number of under five children within household More than one child 240 50.3
One child 237 49.7
Wealth Low 201 42.1
Middle 72 15.1
High 204 42.8
Introduction time of complementary feeding Earlier than 6 months 223 46.8
Just at 6 months 254 53.2
Breast feeding practice Poor 113 23.7
Good 331 69.4
Never breast feed at all 33 6.9
Source of drinking water Piped inside compound 36 7.5
Public 351 73.6
Protected well/spring 90 18.9
Toilet No facility/bush/field 12 2.5
Have latrine 465 97.5
Utilization of Insecticide Treated Net (ITN) Not appropriately 45 9.4
Appropriately 404 84.7
Never had ITN at all 28 5.9
Having diarrhoea No 313 65.8
Yes 163 34.2
Having Malaria Yes 21 4.4
No 456 95.6
Having low dietary diversity score Yes 313 65.6
No 164 34.4