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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of studied children in the age range of 7-14 years in Sothern Ethiopia

From: Determinants of underweight, stunting and wasting among schoolchildren

Variable No (%)
Age, mean(SD) 10.7 (±2)
Sex  
Male 209(47%)
Female 236 (53%)
Ethnicity  
Sidama 442(99.3)
Wolayita 3 (0.7)
Religion  
Protestant 425(95.5)
Muslim 9(2)
Catholic 7(1.5)
Orthodox 4(0.9)
Family size  
1-5 136(30.6)
6-7 208(46.7)
8-11 101(22.7)
Maternal education  
No formal education 235(52.8)
Read and write 124(27.9)
Primary education 78(17.5)
Secondary and above 8(1.8)
Paternal education  
No formal education 100(22.5)
Read and write 146(32.8)
Primary education 144(32.4)
Secondary and above 55(12.4)
Monthly income, USD  
≤10 252(56.6)
11-25 133(29.9)
>25 60(13.48)
Occupation of the head  
Farmer 400(89.9)
Government employee 30(6.7)
Merchant 13(2.9)
Unemployed 2(0.4)
Household food security status  
Food secured 242(54.4)
Mild food insecure 129(29)
Moderately food insecure 29(6.5)
Severely food insecure 45(10.1)
Mean nutrient intake mean(SD)  
Mean Energy intake 2275.0
Mean protein intake 57.2
Mean CHO intake 286.1
Personal hygiene score  
Very good 152(34.2)
Good 241(54.2)
Poor 52(11.7)