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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in Gibe District, Hadiya Zone, Southern Nation Nationalist of People Region, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Nearly one in three children is suffering from sub-optimal feeding practice in Gibe District, Hadiya zone, South Ethiopia

Variables (n = 418) Categories Number Percent
Age (years) ≤ 19 5 1.2
20–29 197 47.1
30–39 150 35.9
≥ 40 66 15.8
Marital status Married 403 96.4
Widowed 9 2.2
Divorced 6 1.4
Mother education No education 170 40.7
Primary education 167 40.0
Secondary education 60 14.4
Higher education 21 5.0
Mother occupation House wife 228 54.5
Farmer 111 26.6
Private 62 14.8
Government 17 4.1
Family size 1–3 47 11.2
4–6 211 50.5
≥ 7 160 38.3
Income Lower 83 19.9
Low 81 19.4
Medium 86 20.6
High 84 20.1
Higher 84 20.1
Husband education
(n = 403)
No education 38 9.1
Primary education 205 49.0
Secondary education 101 24.2
Higher education 59 14.1
Husband occupation
(n = 403)
Farmer 245 58.6
Merchant 75 17.9
Private 52 12.4
Government 31 7.4