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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of school age children (n = 391) in Arbaminch Zuria district, Southern Ethiopia, 2017

From: Burden of intestinal helminths and associated factors three years after initiation of mass drug administration in Arbaminch Zuria district, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency (%)
Age Group (In Years) 5–11 254 (65.0)
12–14 137 (35.0)
Child Sex Male 196 (50.1)
Female 195 (49.9)
School Enrolment Enrolled 223 (57)
Non enrolled 168 (43)
Grade Level 1–4 class 169 (75.8)
5–8 class 54 (24.2)
Birth Order ≤ 2 200 (51.2)
>  2 191 (48.8)
Religion Of Parent/ Care Giver Protestant 241 (61.6)
Orthodox 142 (36.3)
Others 8 (2.0)
Ethnicity Of Parent/ Care Giver Gamo 338 (86.4)
Zeise 35 (9.0)
Wolaita 11 (2.8)
Others 7 (1.8)
Educational Status Of mother No formal education 257 (65.7)
Unable to read and write 38 (9.7)
Primary level 83 (21.2)
Secondary level and above 13 (3.3)
Occupation Of Mother/ Care Giver Housewife 370 (94.6)
Government employee 1 (0.3)
Private employee 14 (3.6)
Others 6 (1.5)
Family Size < 4 18 (4.6)
≥4 373 (95.4)
Climatic Zone In Which The Household Is Located Lowland 163 (41.7)
Midland 44 (11.3)
Highland 184 (47.1)
Illness in the last 2 weeks Yes 16 (4.1)
No 375 (95.9)
Habit of eating row fruits and vegetables Yes 208 (53.2)
No 183 (46.8)
wash fruits and vegetables before consumption Yes 113 (54.3)
No 95 (45.7)
Habit of swimming Yes 108 (27.6)
No 283 (72.4)
Habit of hand washing after contact with soil Yes 229 (58.6)
No 162 (41.4)
Habit of hand washing before meal Yes 277 (70.8)
No 114 (29.2)
Habit of hand washing after toilet Yes 265 (67.8)
No 126 (32.2)
Habit of wearing shoe Yes 362 (92.5)
No 29 (7.5)
Presence of domestic animals at home Yes 338 (86.4)
No 53 (13.6)
Dewormed in last year national deworming campaign Yes 128 (32.7)
No 263 (67.3)
Number of times taking deworming in the last year Once 102 (79.7)
Twice 26 (20.3)
Latrine availability Yes 374 (95.7)
No 17 (4.3)
Source of drinking water Pipe water 303 (77.5)
Protected well/ spring 36 (9.2)
Unprotected well/ spring 37 (9.5)
River 15 (3.8)