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Table 1 Description of the study participants (Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia, 2014)

From: Complementary feeding practices, dietary diversity, and nutrient composition of complementary foods of children 6–24 months old in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (N = 558) Percentage (%)
Sex of index child
 Male 302 54.1
 Female 256 45.9
Age of index child (months)
 0–5 125 22.4
 6–11 167 29.9
 12–24 266 47.7
 Mean 11.41 ± 6.5  
Residence
 Urban 186 33.3
 Rural 372 66.7
Religion
 Muslim 516 92.5
 Orthodox 33 5.9
 Protestant 9 1.6
Birth order of index child
 First 128 22.9
 Second 124 22.2
 Third & above 306 54.8
Age of the mother (years)
 15–19 26 4.7
 20–29 360 64.5
 30–39 161 28.9
 40–49 11 2.0
 Mean 26.6 + 5.1 years  
Maternal education
 Formal education 222 39.8
 No formal education 336 60.2
Maternal occupation
 Housewife 436 78.1
 Merchant 83 14.9
 Other(a) 39 7.0
  1. (a)Daily labourer, government employee, farmer, other