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Table 1 Characteristics of caregivers of study children in Derashe special district, Southern Ethiopia

From: Feeding styles of caregivers of children 6-23 months of age in Derashe special district, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Residence of the caregiver (n = 826)   
Urban 103 12.5
Rural 723 87.5
Age of the caregiver (years) (n = 826)   
< 20 87 10.5
20-24 145 17.6
25-29 260 31.5
30-34 156 18.9
> = 35 178 21.5
Relation of the study child with the caregiver (n = 826)   
Mother 666 80.6
Others* 160 19.4
Educational status of the caregiver (n = 826)   
No formal education 582 70.5
Elementary 175 21.2
Above elementary 69 8.4
Educational status of the father of study child (n = 826)   
No formal education 376 45.5
Elementary 251 30.4
Above elementary 199 24.1
Parity of the biological mother (n = 666)   
Primiparous 118 17.7
Multiparous 341 51.2
Grand multiparous 207 31.1
Advice on young child feeding by a health professional (n = 716)   
Advised 565 78.9
Not advised 151 21.1
  1. *Grandmothers, sisters, other relatives