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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the students and their parents involved in the study at Wolaita Sodo town in South Ethiopia, June 2019

From: Adolescents’ nutritional status and its association with academic performance in South Ethiopia; a facility-based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 670) Frequency Percentage
Age in years
 10–14 137 20.5
 15–19 533 79.6
Sex
 Male 331 49.4
 Female 339 50.6
Current marital status of parents
 Married 545 81.3
 Separated 125 18.7
Educational status of mothers
 No formal education 57 8.5
 Read and write 134 20.0
 Primary 123 18.4
 Secondary 173 25.8
 College & above 183 27.3
Educational status of fathers
 No formal education 21 3.1
 Read and write 83 12.4
 Primary 98 14.6
 Secondary 150 22.4
 College / university completed 318 47.5
Occupational status of the father
 Farmer 96 14.3
 Merchant 158 23.6
 Government employer 284 42.4
 Private 115 17.2
 Daily labourer 17 2.5
Occupational status of the mother
 Housewife 205 30.6
 Merchant 233 34.8
 Government employer 158 23.6
 Private 66 9.9
 Daily labourer 8 1.2
Wealth quintile
 First 110 16.4
 Second 136 20.3
 Middle 136 20.3
 Fourth 158 23.6
 Highest 130 19.4
School type
 Public 444 66.3
 Private 226 33.7