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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of households in BahirDar City, Amhara region, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Prevalence of diarrhea and associated factors among under-five children in Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016: a cross-sectional study

Variables Name Category Frequency(n = 498) Percent
Household family size Four and less 304 61.0
More than four 194 39.0
Number of under five children in the house One child 430 86.3
Two and above 68 13.7
Relation of respondents to the child Mother 385 77.3
Caretaker 113 22.7
Age of mothers 18–24 130 26.1
25–34 273 54.8
35 and above 95 19.1
Marital status of mothers Married 386 77.5
Others 112 22.5
Religion Orthodox 415 83.3
Others 83 16.7
Occupation of mothers Employed 73 14.7
Housewives 275 55.2
Others 150 30.1
Education status of mothers No formal education 110 22.1
Primary 205 41.2
Secondary and above 183 36.7
Education of fathers No formal education 41 8.2
Primary 95 19.1
Secondary and above 362 72.7
Occupation of fathers Government employee 192 38.6
Merchant 227 45.6
Others 79 15.9