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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children with cardiac disease (No = 269)

From: Magnitude of undernutrition and associated factors among children with cardiac disease at University of Gondar hospital, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Sex
 Female 142 52.8
 Male 127 47.2
Residence
 Rural 140 52
 Urban 129 48
Age (in months)
  < 24 62 23
 24–59 72 26.8
 60–143 87 32.3
  > =144 48 17.8
Maternal occupation
 Employed 30 11.2
 Housewife 178 66.2
 Merchant 21 7.8
 Daily laborer& others 40 14.8
Maternal education
 Unable to read& write 143 53.2
 able to read& write 42 15.6
 Primary education 37 13.8
 Secondary education 29 10.7
 Tertiary education &above 18 6.7
Father education
 Uneducated 101 37.5
 Able to read and write 61 22.7
 Primary education 48 17.8
 Secondary education 22 8.2
 Tertiary education &above 37 13.8
Number of family members
  < =3 46 17.1
 4–5 111 41.2
 6–7 65 24.2
 8 and above 47 17.5