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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers/caregivers of children in the outpatient therapeutic feeding program in in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Factors associated with child survival in children admitted to outpatient therapeutic program at public health institutions in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study

VariableCured n (%)Censored n (%)
Distance of HI from residence
 < 2 h141 (97.9)3 (2.1)
 ≥ 2 h97 (68.3)45 (31.7)
Age of the mothers/caregivers (years)
 < 2012 (100.0)0 (0)
 20–34186 (79.5)48 (20.5)
 > 3440 (100.0)0 (0)
Maternal education status
 Non formal231 (83.7)45 (16.3)
 Formal7 (70.0)3 (30.0)
Religion
 Muslim206 (82.7)43 (17.3)
 Orthodox32 (86.5)5 (13.5)
Ethnicity
 Afar164 (80.4)40 (19.6)
 Amhara44 (93.6)3 (6.4)
 Tigray30 (85.7)5 (14.3)
Paternal education status
 Non formal199 (80.6)48 (19.4)
 Formal29 (100.0)0 (0.0)
Household Head
 Child’s mother48 (98.0)1 (2.0)
 Child’s father190 (80.2)47 (19.8)
Maternal occupation
 Housewife217 (82.8)45 (17.2)
 Other21 (87.5)3 (12.5)
Marital status  
 Currently married203 (80.9)48 (19.1)
 Currently unmarried35 (100.0)0 (0.0)
Family size  
 29 (100.0)0 (0.0)
 3–4104 (87.4)15 (12.6)
 ≥ 5125 (79.1)33 (20.9)
Parity  
 1–3135 (80.7)32 (19.3)
 4–562 (88.6)8 (11.4)
 ≥ 642 (84.0)8 (16.0)
Number of < 5 children  
 1149 (86.1)24 (13.9)
 2–389 (78.8)24 (21.2)
Child’s age  
 6–11107 (87.7)15 (12.3)
 12–23104 (79.4)27 (20.6)
 24–5927 (81.8)6 (18.2)
Sex  
 Female122 (78.2)34 (21.8)
 Male116 (89.2)14 (10.8)