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Table 1 Socio-economic characteristics of mothers/caregivers in Legambo district, South Wollo zone, Northern Ethiopia, 2020

From: Determinants of growth monitoring and promotion service utilization among children 0–23 months of age in northern Ethiopia: unmatched case-control study

Variable Category Case: n = 89 (%) Control: n = 269 (%)
Maternal age 15–30 58 (65.2) 180 (66.9)
30–49 31 (34.8) 89 (33.1)
Marital status Married 89 (100) 263 (97.8)
Unmarrieda 0 6 (2.2)
Maternal education Cannot read and write 26 (29.2) 132 (49.1)
Can read and write 2 (2.2) 5 (1.9)
Primary school 31 (34.8) 94 (34.9)
Secondary and above 30 (33.7) 38 (14.1)
Husband education Cannot read and write 25 (28.1) 133 (49.4)
Can read and write 5 (5.6) 22 (8.2)
Primary 26 (29.2) 75 (27.9)
Secondary and above 33 (37.1) 39 (14.5)
Occupation of mother Housewife 22 (24.7) 99 (36.8)
Farmer 45 (50.6) 150 (55.8)
Merchant 11 (12.4) 12 (4.5)
Employed 11 (12.3) 8 (3.0)
Husband occupation Farmer 55 (61.8) 216 (80.3)
Merchant 8 (9.0) 28 (10.4)
Employed 26 (29.2) 17 (6.3)
Others* 0 8 (3.0)
Wealth index High 37 (41.6) 84 (31.2)
Medium 27 (30.3) 95 (35.3)
Low 25 (28.1) 90 (33.5)
Family size < 4 60 (67.4) 162 (60.2)
≥4 29 (32.6) 107 (39.8)
Birth order 1 37 (41.6) 94 (34.9)
≥2 52 (58.4) 175 (65.1)
  1. *Daily laborer and students
  2. awidowed and divorced