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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of school children and their parents at Jawi Primary School, Jawi, Ethiopia, 2016/17

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated risk factors among Jawi primary school children, Jawi town, north-west Ethiopia

Socio-demographic variables Categories Frequency(n) Percentage
Residence Urban 237 67.24
  Rural 133 32.75
Age (year) 6–11 191 47
  12–18 159 39.2
  19–21 56 13.8
Sex Male 216 53.2
  Female 190 46.8
Mothers’ educational status Literate 167 41.1
  illiterate 239 58.9
Mothers occupation Employee 43 10.6
  Merchant 82 20.2
  others 69 17
  House wife 212 52.2
Fathers educational status Literate 275 67.7
  Illiterate 131 32.3
Fathers occupation Employee 76 18.7
  Merchant 103 25.7
  Others 54 13.3
  Farmer 173 42.6
Family size 2 13 3.2
  3 56 13.8
  4 174 42.85
  5 and above 163 40.14
Grade level 1–4 237 58.37
  5–8 169 41.62