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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants in Addis Ketema sub-city, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Nutritional status among orphans and vulnerable children aged 6 to 59 months in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age of the child (n = 575)
 6–11 months 63 10.9
 12–23 months 155 27.0
 24–35 months 130 22.6
 36–47 months 130 22.6
 48–59 months 97 16.9
Sex of the child (n = 561)
 Male 264 47.1
 Female 297 52.9
Orphanage status (n = 574)
 Non-orphan 495 86.2
 Paternal orphan 62 10.9
 Maternal orphan 11 1.9
 Double orphan 6 1.0
Number of household members (n = 570)
  < 5 354 62.1
  ≥ 5 216 37.9
Number of household members under age 5 years (n = 565)
  < 2 441 78.1
  ≥ 2 124 21.9
Relationship of caretaker with the child (n = 569)
 Parent 531 93.3
 Grand parent 26 4.6
 Other 12 2.1
Age of caretaker (n = 558)
  ≤ 20 years 42 7.5
 21–30 years 352 63.1
 31–40 years 134 24.0
  > 40 years 30 5.4
Sex of caretaker (n = 571)
 Male 37 6.5
 Female 534 93.5
Educational status of caretaker (n = 573)
 Unable to read and write 175 30.5
 Able to read and write (no formal education) 29 5.1
 Primary education 242 42.2
 Secondary education 96 16.8
 Above secondary education 31 5.4
Occupation of caretaker (n = 573)
 Housewife 216 37.7
 Daily labourer 188 32.8
 Unemployed 74 12.9
 Other 95 16.6
Marital status of caretaker (n = 571)
 Single 47 8.2
 Married 395 69.2
 Divorced 85 14.9
 Widowed 44 7.7
Family monthly income (ETB) (n = 493)
  ≤ 600 (≤$20 USD) 121 24.5
 601–1650 ($20 - $55 USD) 275 55.8
 1651–3200 ($55–105 USD) 77 15.6
  > 3200 (>$105 USD) 20 4.1
  1. ETB Ethiopian Birr, USD United States Dollar