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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of study participants in Wolaita District, Ethiopia, 2015 (N = 605)

From: Child development and nutritional status in 12–59 months of age in resource limited setting of Ethiopia

VariableResidenceTotal (frequency (%))
Urban (frequency (%))Rural (frequency (%))
Total family2-473 (38.02)211 (51.09)284 (46.9)
5-794 (48.96)172 (41.65)266 (44.0)
> = 825 (13.02)30 (7.26)55 (9.1)
Head of householdMother42 (21.88)90 (21.79)132 (21.82)
Father150 (78.13)323 (78.21)473 (78.18)
Marital status of the motherSingle7 (3.65)10 (2.42)17 (2.8)
Married169 (88.02)379 (91.77)548 (90.6)
Divorced8 (4.17)16 (3.87)24 (4.0)
Widowed8 (4.17)8 (1.94)16 (2.6)
Maternal formal educationNo23 (11.86)163 (39.58)186 (30.74)
Yes169 (85.14)250 (60.42)419 (69.26)
Mother occupational statusHousewife139 (72.40)268 (64.89)407 (67.3)
Merchant30 (15.63)66 (15.98)104 (17.2)
Government civil servant3 (1.56)40 (9.69)43 (7.1)
Farmer7 (3.65)12 (2.91)19 (3.1)
Student4 (2.08)8 (1.94)12 (2.0)
Day laborer8 (4.17)12 (2.91)20 (3.3)
Mothers’ ageYoung (15-24)44 (22.91)138 (33.41)182 (30.1)
Middle (25-34)116 (60.42)225 (54.49)341 (56.4)
Late (> = 35)32 (16.67)50 (12.1)82 (13.6)
Wealth statusHigh status68 (35.42)138 (33.41)211 (34.9)
Medium status60 (31.25)137 (33.17)190 (31.4)
Low status (poor)64 (33.33)138 (33.41)204 (33.7)