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Table 1 Background characteristics of mothers/caretakers of under five children, Adami Tulu district, Ethiopia 2014 (N = 428)

From: Association between malaria and malnutrition among children aged under-five years in Adami Tulu District, south-central Ethiopia: a case–control study

Caretakers Cases Controls P-value
Characteristic N (%) N (%)
Sex    
  Male 25 (23.36 %) 66 (20.56 %) 0.54
  Female 82 (76.6 %) 255 (79.4 %)  
Mean age (years 29 (SD = 6.90) 28 (SD = 7.70) 0.15
Residence    
  Rural 82 (76.63 %) 247 (76.95 %) 0.94
  Urban 25 (23.36 %) 74 (23.05 %)  
Ethnicity    
  Oromo 98 (91.59 %) 296 (92.21 %) 0.83
  Others 9 (8.41 %) 25 (7.78 %)  
Educational status    
  No education 70 (65.42) 181 (56.39 %) 0.03
  Primary (grade 1–8) 29 (27.73 %) 89 (27.72 %) 0.09
  ≥ Secondary (≥9) 8 (7.48 %) 51 (15.89 %)  
Occupation    
  Housewife 70 (65.42) 193 (60.13 %) 0.61
  Farmer 27 (25.24 %) 96 (29.91 %) 0.98
  Daily labourer 5 (4.67 %) 14 (4.36 %) 0.73
  Other 5 (4.67 %) 18 (5.61 %)  
Marital status    
  Married 104 (97.20 %) 304 (94.70 %) 0.30
  Others 3 (2.80 %) 17 (5.30 %)  
Mean Monthly family    
income(ETH birr) 744 (SD = 603) 678(SD = 682) 0.34
Radio    
  Yes 58 (54.20 %) 201 (62.62 %) 0.12
  No 49 (45.80 %) 120 (37.38 %)  
Roof    
  Thatched 37 (34.58 %) 84 (26.20 %) 0.09
  Iron 70 (65.42 %) 237 (73.83 %)  
Bicycle    
  Yes 26 (24.30 %) 84 (26.20 %) 0.70
  No 81 (75.70 %) 237 (73.83 %)