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Table 2 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of children age 6–23 month and their caregiver in Ethiopia Demography Health Survey, 2019 (n = 1578)

From: Spatial variation and determinates of dietary diversity among children aged 6–23 months in Ethiopia: spatial and multilevel analysis using Ethiopian Demography Health Survey (EDHS) 2019

Variables Categories Weighted Frequency Percentage
Age of the child 6-11 m 507.61 32.17
12-17 m 570.91 36.18
18-23 m 499.50 31.65
Child sex Male 821.39 52.05
Female 756.63 47.95
Number of under-5 children in the household 2 or less 1418.84 89.91
3 and above 159.18 10.09
Sex of the household head Male 1358.79 86.11
Female 219.22 13.89
Mother education level No education 711.54 45.09
Primary 646.86 40.99
Secondary 134.37 8.52
Higher 85.24 5.40
Wealth index Poor 651.72 41.30
Middle 298.76 18.93
Rich 627.53 39.77
Marital status No married 87.20 5.53
Married 1490.81 94.47
Age of women in year 15–24 506.38 32.09
25–34 788.67 49.89
35–49 282.96 17.93
Number of household members  <  = 5 872.88 55.32
6 and above 705.13 44.68
Child lives with whom Mother 1490.91 98.97
Lives else where 15.58 1.03
Religion Orthodox 574.39 36.40
Catholic 6.55 0.42
Protestant 433.56 27.48
Muslim 534.59 33.88
Tradition 25.86 1.06
Other 8 0.50