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Table 1 Socio-demographic, economic and other characteristics of the participants reside in Wolaita Sodo town, Ethiopia, in 2015

From: Meal frequency and dietary diversity feeding practices among children 6–23 months of age in Wolaita Sodo town, Southern Ethiopia

Variables (n = 611) Frequency (%)
Household head
 Male 570(93.3)
 Female 41(6.7)
Maternal and caregivers age (years)  
 15–19 18(3.0)
 20–24 166(27.2)
 25–29 263(43.0)
 30–34 109(17.8)
 ≥35 55(9.0)
Maternal relation with child
 Mother 605(99.0)
 Caregiver 6(1.0)
Marital status  
 Single 3(0.5)
 Married 577(94.4)
 Divorced 22(3.6)
 Widowed 9(1.5)
Household head occupation  
 House wife 30(4.9)
 Government employee 184(30.1)
 Daily worker 144(23.6)
 Private worker 253(41.4)
Maternal occupation
 Housewife 397(65.0)
 Private 91(14.9)
 Government 123(20.1)
Educational status of woman
 Illiterate 70(11.5)
 Grade 1–8 218(35.7)
 Grade 9–10 164(26.8)
 Above 10 159(26.0)
Wealth index
 Poor 433(70.9)
 Middle (medium) 72(11.8)
 Rich 106(17.3)
Sex of child
 Male 351(57.4)
 Female 260(42.6)
Age of child (in months)  
 6–8 112(18.3)
 9–11 118(19.3)
 12–17 249(40.8)
 18–23 132(21.6)
ANC follow-up
 Yes 595(97.4)
 No 16(2.6)
PNC follow-up
 Yes 469(76.8)
 No 142(23.2)
Place of delivery
 Home without TBA 25(4.1)
 Home with TBA 12(2.0)
 Government health facility 523(85.6)
 Private health facility 51(8.3)