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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of adolescents in Woldia Secondary Schools, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016 (N=411)

From: Factors associated with dietary diversity among adolescents in Woldia, Northeast Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Sex Female 210 51.1
Age 14–16 135 32.8
17–19 276 67.2
Residence Urban 390 94.9
Rural 21 5.1
Religion Orthodox 296 72
Muslim 104 25.3
Other* 11 2.7
Grade level 9–10 270 65.7
11–12 141 34.3
Maternal education No formal education 147 35.8
Elementary School 122 29.7
Secondary and above 142 34.5
Paternal education No formal education 112 27.3
Elementary school 121 29.4
Secondary and above 178 43.3
Occupation of fathers Private worker 272 66.2
Government 126 30.7
Other** 13 3.2
Occupation of mothers House wife 251 61.1
Private worker 102 24.8
Government employee 55 13.4
Others** 3 0.7
Source of food Market 304 74
Farming 87 21.2
Others*** 20 4.9
Family size <5 206 50.1
≥5 205 49.9
  1. *Protestant
  2. **Unemployed
  3. ***Relatives