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Table 1 Parental level characteristics of children aged 06–23 months, Dangila, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014. (n = 920)

From: Dietary diversity, meal frequency and associated factors among infant and young children in Northwest Ethiopia: a cross- sectional study

Characteristic Frequency(n) Percentage (%)
Parental characteristics
Mother’s age (years)
 15–24 223 24.2
 25–34 512 55.7
 35–49 185 20.1
Mother’s religion
 Orthodox 758 82.4
 Othersa 162 17.6
Mother’s ethnicity
 Amhara 904 98.3
 Othersb 16 1.7
Marital status
 Currently married 827 89.9
 Formerly married/notc 93 10.1
Mother’s education
 Cannot write and read 392 42.6
 Primary education (1–8) 223 24.2
 Secondary education (9–12) 219 23.9
 Higher educationd 86 9.3
Father’s education (n = 848)
 Cannot write and read 252 29.7
 Primary education (1–8) 222 26.2
 Secondary education (9–12) 244 28.8
 Higher educationd 130 15.3
Mother’s work
 Currently not worke 695 75.5
 Currently working 225 24.5
Father’s work (n = 848)
 Farmer 355 41.9
 Merchant 149 17.6
 Government employee 197 23.2
 Non government employee 17 2
 Self employee 74 8.7
 Labor work 56 6.6
  1. aMuslim/protestant/catholic, bOromo/Tigre, csingle/divorced/died, dcollege/university, ehousewife/student