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Table 1 Characteristics of children in Abchikeli and Ayalew Mekonnen elementary, northwest Ethiopia, February and March 2010

From: Prevalence and factors associated with undernutrition and anaemia among school children in Durbete Town, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Age in years 5-9 175 45.6
  10-14 209 54.4
Sex Male 172 44.8
  Female 212 55.2
Helminth infection Yes 211 54.9
  No 173 45.1
Nutrition status Undernourished 124 67.7
  Normal 264 32.3
Anaemic status Anaemic 41 10.7
  Not anaemic 343 89.3
Family 1 to 3 207 53.9
Size 4-6 123 32.0
  ≥7 54 14.1
Fathers Literate 182 47.4
education Illiteratea 202 52.6
Mothers Literate 143 37.2
education Illiteratea 241 62.8
Drinking Tap 131 34.1
water Well 148 38.5
sources River/spring 105 27.4
Hand Yes 361 94.0
Washing habit before eating No 23 6.0
Shoe Yes 86 22.4
Wearing No 298 77.6
Presence Yes 151 39.2
of latrine No 233 60.7
House Cement 21 5.5
Floor Earthen 263 94.5
Residence Urban 137 35.7
  Rural 247 64.3
Grade 1 to 3 279 72.7
  3 to 6 105 27.3
Religion Christian 366 95.3
  Muslim 18 4.7
  1. Iliteratea= can not read and write