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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants, Jimma Longitudinal Family Survey of Youth, Southwest Ethiopia (n = 1919)

From: The effect of food insecurity on health status of adolescents in Ethiopia: longitudinal study

Characteristics Number Percentage
Variables
Religion
 Muslim 1171 61.0
 Orthodox 633 33.0
 Othersa 115 6.0
Sex
 Male 996 51.9
 Female 923 48.1
 Age, mean (SD) 18.9 ± 1.4  
Educational status
 No schooling 519 27.1
 Primary 760 39.6
 Secondary and above 640 33.3
Chronic food insecurity (Adolescents) 268 14.0
Body mass index (n = 1800)
 Underweight 655 36.4
 Normal 1114 61.9
 Overweight 31 1.7
Parent education (n = 1918)
 Illiterate 832 43.4
 Primary 395 20.6
 Secondary 691 36.0
 Household food insecurity Round1 1172 61.1
 Household food insecurity Round2 1660 86.5
 Chronic food insecurity (Households) 1087 56.6
Household wealth status (n = 1894)
 Low 632 33.4
 Average 636 33.6
 High 626 33.0
Female headed households 342 17.8
Residence
 Urban 672 35.0
 Semi-urban 551 28.7
 Rural 696 36.3
  1. BMI Body Mass Index
  2. aOthers include Protestants, Catholics, and Adventists