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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristic and nutritional status of school children and their family in selected primary school in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Undernutrition, intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors among selected primary school children in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency Percentage
Sex student Female 189 49.5
Male 193 50.5
Age of students 7–8 118 30.9
9–10 175 45.8
11–13 89 23.3
Family monthly income (ETBa) <500 106 18.1
500-1500 215 56.5
>1500 61 25.4
Mother education Illiterate 125 32.5
Primary school 143 37.4
Secondary school and above 114 29.8
Hand washing habit Sometimes 170 44.5
Always 212 55.5
Shoe wearing habit Sometimes 201 52.6
Always 181 47.4
Religion Orthodox 265 69.4
Muslim 49 12.8
Protestant 68 17.8
Finger cleanness Not clean 117 30.6
Clean 265 69.4
Meal frequency ≤3times a day 288 75.4
>3 times/day 94 24.6
Overall nutritional status HAZ, BAZ & WAZ<-2 SD 159 41.6
HAZ, BAZ & WAZ >-2SD 223 58.4
 Stunting HAZ<-2 SD 70 18.3
HAZ>-2 SD 312 81.7
 Thinness BAZ<-2 SD 102 26.7
BAZ>-2 SD 280 73.3
 Underweight WAZ<-2 SD 76 25.9
WAZ>-2 SD 217 74.1
Parasitic infection Infected 200 52.4
Not infected 182 47.6
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