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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in Madda Walabu district, Southeast Ethiopia, May 2017 (n = 406)

From: Prevalence of active trachoma and associated risk factors among children of the pastoralist population in Madda Walabu rural district, Southeast Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Sex of the household head
 Male 338 83.3
 Female 68 16.7
Educational status of the household head
 Illiterate 273 67.2
 Can read & write 74 18.2
 Elementary school 54 13.3
 High school & above 5 1.2
Occupation of the household head
 Farmer 382 94.1
 Daily laborer 4 1.0
 Merchant 15 3.7
 Employed 5 1.2
Sex of child
 Male 215 53.0
 Female 191 47.0
Age of child
 1–4 years 200 49.3
 5–9 years 206 51.7
Educational status of the child
 Too young 260 64.0
 Not enrolled 58 14.3
 Dropped out of school 11 2.7
 Attending school 77 19.0