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Table 1 Maternal and household characteristics (n = 1261)

From: Determinants of child anthropometric indicators in Ethiopia

    N (%)
Maternal characteristics Age 15–24 318 (25.2)
   25–29 477 (37.8)
   30–39 413 (32.8)
   40–49 53 (4.2)
  Education Having education 261 (20.8)
  Marital Married/living with partner 1208 (95.8)
  Work outside Yes 454 (36.0)
  FIES Food security 302 (30.8)
   Mild food insecurity 200 (20.4)
   Moderate food insecurity 208 (21.2)
   Severe food insecurity 270 (27.6)
  Maternal MUAC (Centimeter) 13–23 (Centimeter) 306 (24.3)
Household characteristics Region Afar 286 (22.7)
   East Hararghe 502 (39.8)
   West Hararghe 473 (37.5)
  Head of HH Male 1120 (88.8)
  Number of children under 5 1 368 (29.2)
   2 620 (49.2)
   3 209 (16.6)
   4–10 64 (5.1)
  Number of people in HH 1–2 12 (1.0)
   3 158 (12.5)
   4 164 (13.0)
   5 254 (20.1)
   6–17 673 (53.4)
  HH Has electricity Yes 571 (45.8)
  Sanitation facilities Improved sanitation facilities 259 (20.5)
   Open defecation 442 (35.1)
  Sex Male 713 (56.5)
   Female 548 (43.5)
  Age 6–23 265 (21.0)
   24–59 265 (210)
  Diarrhea in last two weeks Yes 192 (15.2)
  Children dietary diversity 0–3 766 (80.1)
   4–7 190 (19.9)
  Children Anthropometric Wasting -2SD 135 (15.4)
   Wasting -3SD 52 (5.3)
   Underweight -2SD 205 (21.9)
   Underweight -3SD 91 (9.7)
   Stunting -2SD 375 (41.7)
   Stunting -3SD 231 (25.7)
   Bmi for age -2SD 123 (14.2)
   Bmi for age -3SD 54 (6.2)
  1. Reference: Self-calculation of micro-data from Survey of Ethiopia 2016 (GROW)