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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of public primary schools children in Gedeo Zone, Ethiopia, 2019 [n = 848]

From: Breakfast skipping and its relationship with academic performance in Ethiopian school-aged children, 2019

Variable   Frequency(n) Percent (%)
Age 5-9 106 12.5
10-14 608 71.7
15-19 134 15.8
Sex Male 474 55.9
Female 374 44.1
Religion Orthodox Christian 169 19.9
Muslims 32 3.8
Protestant 626 73.8
Catholic 21 2.5
Class Level study / Grade Grade 1 101 11.9
Grade 2 99 11.7
Grade − 3 102 12.0
Grade-4 96 11.3
Grade-5 109 12.9
Grade-6 112 13.2
Grade-7 112 13.2
Grade-8 117 13.8
Ethnic Background Gedeo 644 75.9
Oromo 65 7.7
Amhara 60 7.1
Sidama 41 4.8
Othersa 38 4.5
Respondents Living Arrangement With both parents 611 72.1
With mother or Father only 186 21.9
With grandparents or other relatives 51 6.0
Children’s current address Rural 555 65.4
Urban 293 34.6
Family Educational Status father/mother Unable to read and write 480 56.6
Elementary School Complete 203 23.9
Secondary School Complete 92 10.8
Diploma and Above 73 8.6
Family occupation Government Employee 84 9.9
Merchant or/and other self-employee 164 19.3
Farmer 454 53.5
Othersb 146 17.2
  1. NB Othersa Wolaita, Gurage and Burji. Othersb daily laborers, jobless and house wife