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Table 1 Socio demographic and economic characteristics of children aged 6 to 59 months in rural Dubti district, Afar region North East Ethiopia, 2017: n = 322

From: Determinants of stunting among children aged 6 to 59 months in pastoral community, Afar region, North East Ethiopia: unmatched case control study

Variable(s) Cases (%) Control (%) Total (%)
Maternal education
 No education 100 (62) 61 (38) 161 (50)
 Primary 32 (19.9) 44 (27.3) 76 (23.6)
 Secondary 12 (7.5) 23 (14.3) 35 (10.9)
 Higher 17 (10.6) 33 (20.5) 50 (15.5)
Father educational status
 No education 86 (54.4) 79 (49.7) 165 (52.1)
 Primary 29 (18.4) 27 (17) 56 (17.7)
 Secondary 34 (21.5) 30 (18.9) 64 (20.2)
 Higher 9 (5.7) 23 (14.5) 32 (10)
Maternal occupation
 Pastoral 105 (65.2) 104 (64.6) 209 (65)
 Government 39 (24.2) 45 (28) 84 (26)
 Other 17 (10.6) 12 (7.4) 29 (9)
Age of the child
 6–11 20 (12.4) 31 (19.3) 51 (15.8)
 12–23 37 (23) 36 (22.4) 73 (22.7)
 24–35 48 (29.8) 43 (26.7) 91 (28.3)
 36 and above 56 (34.8) 51 (31.7) 107 (33.2)
Sex
 Male 80 (49.7) 88 (54.7) 168 (52.2)
 Female 81 (50.3) 73 (45.3) 154 (47.8)
Birth order
 1 32 (19.9) 34 (21.1) 66 (20.5)
 2–3 79 (49.1) 83 (51.6) 162 (50.3)
  ≥ 4 50 (31.1) 44 (27.3) 94 (29.2)
Preceding birth interval
 No previous birth 25 (15.5) 28 (17.4) 53 (16.5)
  < 24 months 43 (26.7) 18 (11.2) 61 (18.9)
  ≥ 24 months 93 (57.8) 115 (71.4) 208 (64.6)
Household family member
 2–4 83 (51.6) 88 (54.7) 171 (53)
  ≥ 5 78 (48.4) 73 (45.3) 151 (47)