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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of mothers with children aged 6-23 months in Lalibela District, northeast Ethiopia, 2015

From: Determinants of timely initiation of complementary feeding among mothers with children aged 6–23 months in Lalibela District, Northeast Ethiopia, 2015

Variables Frequency Percent
Child age in months
 6–11 117 27.8
 12–17 150 35.6
 18–23 154 36.6
Sex of child
 Female 201 47.7
 Male 220 52.3
Relationship of care giver to the child
 Mother 413 98.1
 Other a 8 1.9
Maternal age
 15–24 120 28.5
 25–34 216 51.3
  > 34 85 20.2
Maternal religion
 Orthodox 401 95.2
 Other b 20 4.8
Maternal marital status
 Currently married 351 83.4
 Currently unmarried c 70 16.6
Maternal education
 Uneducated 120 28.5
 Primary school 106 25.2
 Secondary school and above 195 46.3
Maternal occupation
 Employed d 70 16.6
 Housewife 252 59.9
 Others e 99 23.5
Paternal education
 Uneducated 105 30.0
 Primary school 51 14.5
 Secondary school and above 195 55.5
Paternal occupation
 Employed 163 38.7
 Merchant 58 13.8
 Farmer 51 12.1
 Unemployed 79 18.8
Family size
 2–3 155 36.8
 4–6 245 58.2
  > 6 21 5.0
Possession of microfinance bank account
 Yes 251 59.6
 No 170 40.4
Wealth status
 Poor 139 33.0
 Medium 189 44.9
 Rich 93 22.1
  1. a Grandmother and sister
  2. b Muslim and protestant
  3. c Single, divorced, widowed
  4. d Governmental and non-governmental employees
  5. e Student, farmer, unemployed, merchant, daily laborer