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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of high school adolescent students in Debre Tabor Town, South Gondar Zone, Northcentral Ethiopia, 2017 (N = 327)

From: Nutritional status and associated factors among high school adolescents in Debre Tabor Town, South Gondar Zone, Northcentral Ethiopia

Variables Categories Number Percentage (%)
Sex Male 160 48.9
Female 167 51.1
Age 15–19 327 100
Marital status Single 306 93.6
Married 21 6.4
Residence Urban 213 65.1
Rural 114 34.9
Grade 9th 84 25.7
10th 243 74.3
Religion Orthodox 313 95.7
Muslim 4 1.2
Protestant 10 3.1
Living status Away from family 132 40.4
Within family 195 59.6
Educational status of head of the family Elementary 104 31.8
High school 38 11.6
College 10 3.1
University 29 8.9
No Education 146 44.6
Occupation of head of the family Daily laborer 7 2.1
Farmer 232 70.9
Merchant 29 8.9
Public servant 28 8.6
Others* 31 9.5
Dietary Diversity < 4 food items 166 50.8
Score/ DDS ≥4 food items 161 49.2
  1. Others* = housewife, unemployed, retired from work)