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Table 1 Selected background characteristics of P-MaMiE study participants

From: Prevalence and predictors of undernutrition among infants aged six and twelve months in Butajira, Ethiopia: The P-MaMiE Birth Cohort

Characteristics At 6 month follow-up At 12 month follow-up
  N (%)/Mean (SD) N (%)/Mean (SD)
Maternal Characteristics   
Religion:   
   Muslim 674 (77.2) 722 (78.0)
   Orthodox Christian 133 (15.3) 139 (15.0)
   Protestant 56 (6.4) 55 (5.9)
   Catholic 10 (1.2) 10 (1.1)
Ethnicity:   
   Meskan 404 (46.3) 436 (47.1)
   Mareko 119 (13.7) 123 (13.3)
   Silti 200 (22.8) 218 (23.5)
   Sodo 69 (7.9) 68 (7.3)
   Others 81 (9.3) 81 (8.8)
Currently married 865 (99.1) 917 (99.0)
Occupation   
   Housewife or farming 759 (87.1) 805 (87.1)
   Self or paid employee 112 (12.9) 119 (12.9)
Age (years) 26.8(6.2) 26.9(6.2)
Educational status   
   Literate 134 (15.4) 141 (15.2)
   Non-literate 739 (84.7) 785 (84.8)
Household characteristics   
Age of husband (years) 36.0(8.8) 36.1(8.9)
Educational status of husband   
   Literate 594 (68.4) 632 (68.7)
   Non-literate 274(31.6) 288 (31.3)
Main source of water   
   Protected supply 601 (69.0) 644 (69.7)
   Unprotected supply 270 (31.0) 280 (30.3)
Sanitary condition   
   Have toilet facilities 553 (63.3) 582 (62.9)
   No proper toilet facilities 320 (36.7) 344 (37.2)
Rubbish disposal   
   Buries, burns or others 192 (22.0) 200 (21.6)
   Disposes on field 680 (78.0) 725 (78.4)
Traditional surgical practices before two months of age   
Uvulectomy:   
   Performed 16 (1.8) 16 (1.7)
   Not Performed 853 (98.2) 905 (98.3)
Circumcision of girls:   
   Performed 6 (1.4) 7 (1.5)
   Not Performed 415 (98.6) 447 (98.5)
Circumcision of boys:   
   Performed 187 (41.6) 196 (41.9)
   Not Performed 262 (58.4) 272 (58.1)