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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of (n = 633) school-aged children 6–12 years in Humbo district, Southern Ethiopia, March to April 2015

From: Prevalence and associated factors for stunting among 6–12 years old school age children from rural community of Humbo district, Southern Ethiopia

Variables Result Frequency (#) Percent (%)
Sex Male 346 54.7
Female 287 45.3
Child’s age in years 6–7 184 29.1
8–9 194 30.6
10–12 255 40.3
Sex of caregiver Male 361 57.0
Female 272 43.0
Caregiver’s education No formal education 153 24.4
Primary education 405 64.0
Secondary education 69 10.9
College degree/diploma 6 1.0
Marital status Married 571 90.2
Separated 17 2.7
Widowed/Divorced 45 7.1
Family size 1–4 75 11.8
5–7 388 61.4
8+ 170 26.8
Source of drinking water Protected well 71 11.2
Unprotected well 143 22.6
River/rain water 34 5.4
Pipe/tap 382 60.3
Type of toilet facility Traditional pit latrine 620 97.9
Ventilated improved 7 1.1
No facility/bush/field 6 0.9
Disposal site of domestic wastes Field 147 27.5
Dumping 404 63.8
Burning 55 8.7