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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of elderly in Sodo Zuriya districts, Wolaita zone, southern Ethiopia 2017 (n = 554)

From: Predictors of undernutrition among the elderly in Sodo zuriya district Wolaita zone, Ethiopia

VariableCategoryN%
SexMale29553.2
Female25946.8
Age group60–6528152.2
66–7919535.2
> 807012.6
ReligionOrthodox27449.5
Protestant25546
Catholic152.7
Muslim61.1
Apostolic40.7
Education statusUnable to read and write42476.5
Primary9917.9
Secondary and above315.6