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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study participants and their care takers, Jimma town, Southwest Ethiopia, October-November 2004

From: Children who were vaccinated, breast fed and from low parity mothers live longer: A community based case-control study in Jimma, Ethiopia

Variable Category Number %
Age of a child (months) Neonate 14 4.7
  1-6 72 24.3
  7-11 50 16.9
  12-23 89 30.1
  23-59 71 24.0
Sex male 170 57.4
  female 126 42.6
Religion Orthodox 136 45.9
  Protestant 33 11.1
  Muslim 127 42.9
Ethnicity Oromo 146 49.3
  Amhara 49 16.6
  Garage 19 6.4
  Dawro 34 11.5
  Yem 23 7.8
  Others 25 8.4
Wealth index Poor 227 76.7
  Satisfied basic needs 69 23.3
level of education(mother) illiterate 37 12.9
  primary 102 35.5
  secondary and Tertiary 148 51.6
Level of education(father) (father illiterate 13 5.3
  primary 72 29.3
  Second and Tertiary 161 65.4
Age category(father) 15-29 77 26.0
  30-49 197 66.6
  50+ 22 7.4
Age category (mother) 15-19 26 9.0
  20-29 193 66.8
  30 + 70 24.2