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Table 1 Parental level socio-demographic characteristics of children aged 6–23 months, Goncha, Northwest Ethiopia, 2020 (n = 430)

From: Minimum acceptable diet practice and its associated factors among children aged 6–23 months in rural communities of Goncha district, north West Ethiopia

Characteristics Category Frequency(n) Percentage (%)
Mother age (years) 15–24 121 28.1
25–34 206 47.9
35–49 103 24.0
Marital status Married 365 84.9
Divorced 28 6.5
Single 25 5.8
Othera 12 2.8
Mother education No formal education 283 65.8
Formal education 147 34.2
Father education No formal education 262 60.9
Formal education 168 39.1
Mother Occupation Farmer 173 40.2
Housewife 182 42.3
Merchant 56 13.0
Otherb 19 4.5
Father Occupation Farmer 320 74.4
Merchant 56 13.0
Employee 40 9.3
Otherc 14 3.3
Sex of a child Male 213 49.5
Female 217 50.5
Age of child in month 6–11 123 28.6
12–17 142 33.0
18–23 165 38.4
Birth order of a child First 132 30.7
Second to fourth 218 50.7
Above fourth 80 18.6
Agroecology Dega 230 53.5
Kola 200 46.5
  1. adied/separated, blabor work/no current work/employer, clabor work/no current work