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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the study participants in Dawro zone, southwest Ethiopia, 2017, (n = 652)

From: Magnitude of iodine deficiency disorder and associated factors in Dawro zone, Southwest Ethiopia; the hidden hunger: a cross-sectional study

CharacterFrequencyPercent
Family Size
  < 541663.8
  > 523636.2
Age of the responded parent
 15–2416224.8
 25–3431147.7
 35–4412719.5
 45+528.0
Age of the children
 7–935654.6
 10–1229645.4
Sex of the responded parent
 Female64298.5
 Male101.5
Sex of the children
 Female35554.4
 Male29745.6
Ethnicity
 Dawro63998.0
 Othersa132.0
Educational status of the responded parent
 Can’t read and write28744.0
 Can read and write9815.0
 Grade 1–812919.8
 Grade 9–129114.0
 College and above477.2
Occupation
 House wife46371.0
 Othersc18929.0
Marital status of the responded parent
 Singleb13019.9
 Married52280.1
Religion of the responded parent
 Orthodox12118.6
 Protestant48975.0
 Catholic355.4
 Muslim71.1
Geographic location
 Highland (Dega)32650.0
 Lowland (Kolla)32650.0
Monthly family income (in Eth.Birr)
  < 50034352.6
 500–150023536.0
  > 15007411.4
  1. aKonta, Wolaita, Amhara bDivorced, widowed, separately living cFarmer, Merchant, Government employee, Student and Daily laborer