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Table 1 Parental level socio demographic characteristic of infants and young children aged 6–23 months, Dembecha, North West Ethiopia, 2018

From: Uptake of minimum acceptable diet among children aged 6–23 months in orthodox religion followers during fasting season in rural area, DEMBECHA, north West Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency(n) Percentage (%)
Mother age(years)
 15–24 91 18.1
 25–34 295 58.8
 35–49 116 23.1
Mother marital status
 Currently married 487 97.0
 Separated 10 2.0
 Divorced 5 1.0
Ethnicity
 Amhara 502 100.0
Mother educational status
 Not educated 271 54.0
 Educated 231 46.0
Father educational status
 Non educated 177 35.3
 Educated 325 64.7
Mother occupation
 Farmer 475 94.6
 Housewife 16 3.2
 Merchant 6 1.2
 Daily worker 5 1.0
Father occupation
 Farmer 474 94.4
  Employed 12 2.4
  Daily worker 12 2.4
  Merchant 4 0.8
Number of Under five children
 One 362 72.1
 Two 136 27.1
 Three 3 0.8
Family size the house   
 Two-four 151 30.1
 Five-six 228 45.4
 Seven- ten 123 24.5
Age of children
 6–11(months) 169 33.7
 12–17(months)
 18–23 months
162
171
32.3
34.1
Sex of children
 Male 259 51.6
 Female 243 48.4
Birth order of index child
 First 87 17.3
 Second to third 146 29.1
 Fourth to fifth 197 39.2
 Six and above 72 14.3
Decision making
 Mothers not involved 270 53.8
 Mothers involved 232 46.2
Wealth status
 Poor 150 29.9
 Middle 186 37.1
 Rich 166 33.1