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Table 1 Socio-demographic distribution of school age children in Merawi town, North West, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 396)

From: Dietary diversity among school age children in Merawi town, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2018: a community based cross-sectional study

VariableResponseFrequencyPercent
Sex of the childMale20150.8
Female19549.2
Age of the child6–8 years18647.0
9–10 years13433.8
11–12 years7619.2
Number of children in the household1–217945.2
3–418446.5
Five and above338.3
Family size1–2102.5
3–415037.9
5+23659.6
Birth order of the childFirst12030.3
Second and above27669.7
Age of the mother18–4538196.2
46–60153.8
Mother’s religionOrthodox christian25865.2
Muslim10025.3
Protestant389.6
Mother’s ethnicityAmhra39599.7
Others10.3
Mother’s educationEducated22155.8
Uneducated17544.2
Mother’s occupationEmployed16742.2
Farmer133.3
Unemployed21654.5
Mother’s marital statusMarried32682.3
Unmarried7017.7
Husband level educationEducated23364.7
Uneducated12735.3
husband’s occupationEmployed16946.9
Unemployed19153.1
Ownership to farming landYes5012.6
No34687.4
Irrigation userYes307.6
No36692.4
Average monthly income (Ethiopian birr)<  10004010.1
1001–20008421.2
>  200127268.7
Access to informationYes37093.4
No266.6