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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study subjects, rural Sidama, Southern Ethiopia, Feb 2011

From: Prevalence of prenatal zinc deficiency and its association with socio-demographic, dietary and health care related factors in Rural Sidama, Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n = 700) Percentage
Age (years)   
15-24 158 22.6
25-34 425 60.7
≥ 35 117 16.7
Educational status   
Illiterate 462 66.0
Informal education 4 0.6
1st-4th grade 123 17.6
Higher than 4th grade 111 15.9
Occupation/Livelihood   
Housewife 561 80.1
Petty-trade 84 12.0
Farmer 44 6.3
Others 11 1.6
Ethnicity   
Sidama 679 97.0
Others 21 3.0
Religion   
Protestant 596 85.1
Catholic 60 8.6
Muslim 30 4.3
Orthodox 14 2.0
Marital status   
Married/Living together 696 99.4
Others 4 0.6