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Table 1 Selected demographic and lifestyle characteristics of children and their mothers at 6.5 year follow-up visit, Butajira Birth Cohort, Ethiopia

From: Effect of early and current Helicobacter pylori infection on the risk of anaemia in 6.5-year-old Ethiopian children

Variables Number Percent
Sex   
Male 434 51.2
Female 414 48.8
Place of residence   
Urban 100 11.8
Rural 748 88.2
Ethnicity   
Meskan 402 47.4
Mareko 111 13.1
Silti 200 23.6
Others 135 15.9
Religion   
Orthodox Christian 121 14.3
Muslim 665 78.4
Catholic 10 1.2
Protestant 52 6.1
Maternal age Mean (SD) 27.1 (6.27)  
Maternal age group   
15-24 316 37.3
25-34 134 41.7
35-44 133 15.7
Maternal education   
None 607 71.6
Informal only 83 9.8
Formal 158 18.6
Maternal occupation   
Housewife 709 83.8
Farming and related 27 3.2
Trading and related 96 11.3
Other 14 1.7
History of vaccination at 2 months   
Vaccinated 485 57.5
Not vaccinated 359 42.5
Birth weight (N = 529)   
Normal 483 91.3
Low (<2.5 kg) 46 8.7
History of any vaccination at 1 year   
Had some vaccination 823 97.6
Not vaccinated at all 20 2.4
Sanitary conditions   
Poor 156 18.4
Good 692 81.6
Water source   
River 179 21.2
Well 134 15.8
Pipe 520 61.5
Spring 13 1.5
Vitamin A supplementation at 12 months   
Yes 99 11.7
No 747 88.3