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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the population of Dabat HDSS, northwest Ethiopia, October-December 2014 (N = 67,395)

From: Prevalence of disability and associated factors in Dabat Health and Demographic Surveillance System site, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex
 Male
 Female
33,181
34,214
49.23
50.77
Age in years
  ≤ 14
 15 to 49
  ≥ 50
28,956
29,807
8630
42.97
44.23
12.81
Residence
 Rural
 Urban
50,769
16,835
75.10
24.9
Marital status
 Under 10 years old
 Married
 Single
 Divorced
 Widowed
 Separated
 Cohabiting
20,089
21,814
19,746
2390
2369
917
68
29.81
32.37
29.30
3.55
3.52
1.36
0.10
Religion
 Orthodox
 Muslim
 Othersa
64,940
2444
11
96.36
3.63
0.01
Ethnicity
 Amhara
 Tigre
 Othersb
67,294
84
17
99.85
0.12
0.02
Education
 Not on education (<7 years)
 Unable to read and write
 Read and write
 Grade 1–4
 Grade 5–6
 Grade 7–8
 Grade 9–10
 Grade 11–12
 Grade 12 and above
13,672
21,149
5541
10,960
4560
3590
4375
1957
1591
20.29
31.38
8.22
16.26
6.77
5.33
6.49
2.90
2.36
Doing work related physical activity
 Never
 Sometimes
 Most of the time
4498
16,414
16,872
12.00
43.00
45.00
Occupation
 No occupation(under 10 years)
 Students
 Farmers
 Employed permanent
 Private job
 Job seeker
 Merchant
 House maid
 Employed contract
 Retired
 Others(housewife, shepherd, disabled)
20,436
13,955
12,647
1951
1167
1056
656
623
328
296
33
38.45
26.26
23.80
3.67
2.20
1.99
1.23
1.17
0.62
0.56
0.05
Location
 Low land
 High land
22,380
45,015
33.2
66.8
Relation to the HH head
 HH head
 Housewife
 Son/daughter
 Sister/brother
 Mother/father
 Grandson/granddaughter
 Other relative
 Other non-relative
16,082
10,542
34,702
538
310
3095
1196
930
23.86
15.64
51.49
0.80
0.46
4.59
1.77
1.38
Family size
 1–4
 5–9
 10–15
24,512
41,667
1250
36.35
61.79
1.85
Wealth status
 Poorest quintile
 Second quintile
 Third quintile
 Fourth quintile
 Richest Quintile
9475
11,344
13,031
14,593
16,577
14.58
17.45
20.05
22.45
25.47
  1. a Catholic and Protestant
  2. b Oromo and Agaw
  3. HH stands for Household