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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of parents and children age 12 – 23 months of Arba Minch town and Arba Minch ZuriaDistrict, Southern Ethiopia, 2013; (N = 360)

From: Expanded program of immunization coverage and associated factors among children age 12 – 23 months in Arba Minch town and Zuria District, Southern Ethiopia, 2013

Variable Category Frequency (%)
Index child Sex of index child Male 325 (51.6)
Female 305 (48.4)
Birth place Home 446 (70.8)
Health institution 184 (29.2)
Birth attendant Mother alone 68 (10.8)
Family member 177 (28.1)
Neighbor 70 (11.1)
Traditional birth attendant 88 (14)
Health professional 116 (34.4)
Other 11 (7.1)
Living condition Both parents 556 (88.3)
Mother only 52 (8.3)
Grand parents 22 (3.5)
Mother Ever ANC visit for index child Yes 569 (90.3)
No 61 (9.7)
Residence Urban 178 (28.3)
Rural 452 (71.7)
TT vaccine taken Yes 459 (72.9)
No 171 (27.1)
Mother religion Protestant 423 (67.1)
Orthodox 183 (29.0)
Muslim 4 (0.6)
Other 20 (3.2)
Mother marital status Married 582 (92.4)
Not married 30 ( 4.8)
Divorced 9 (1.4)
Widowed 9 (1.4)
Mother education status No education 262 (41.6)
Primary school 252 (40.0)
High school 116 (18.4)
Mother occupation House wife 510 (81.0)
Daily laborer 31 (4.9)
Private worker 49 (7.8)
Government employed 21 (3.3)
Other 19 (3.0)
Father Father education No education 159 (25.2)
   Primary school 293 (46.5)
   High school 178 (28.3)