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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in Dessie and Combolcha towns, north-central Ethiopia May 2018

From: Child dietary diversity and food (in)security as a potential correlate of child anthropometric indices in the context of urban food system in the cases of north-central Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Sex of household head Male 355 (70.2)
Female 151 (29.8)
Age of household head (in years) < 25 63 (12.5)
25–30 205 (40.5)
31–35 108 (21.3)
36–40 63 (12.5)
> 40 67 (13.2)
City Dessie 358 (70.8)
Combolcha 148 (29.2)
Village Aba Kolba 9 (1.8)
Erfo 139 (27.5)
Arada 77 (15.2)
Hotie 248 (49)
Buanbua Wuha 33 (6.5)
Maternal educational status Formal 440 (89)
Informal 28 (5.5)
Non-educated 38 (7.5)
Total average expenditure (in ETB) 4916 ± 2766.9
Estimated average household monthly income (in ETB) 5644.9 ± 3933.3
Socio-economic status Poor 173 (34.3)
Medium 190 (37.7)
Rich 141 (28.0)
Source of income Employment only 170 (33.6)
Casual labor only 79 (15.6)
Non-agricultural only 83 (16.4)
Multiple sources 174 (34.4)
Access for latrine Yes 288 (56.9)
No 218 (43.1)
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