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Table 1 Characteristics of the preschool aged children

From: Under nutrition, maternal anemia and household food insecurity are risk factors of anemia among preschool aged children in Menz Gera Midir district, Eastern Amhara, Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Background characteristic Frequency Percentage
Sex of child
 Male 178 41.2
 Female 254 58.8
Age Group (in months)
 6–11 90 16.7
 12–23 107 25.0
 24–35 70 17.1
 36–47 76 18.8
 48–59 89 22.5
Delivery Status
 Term 425 98.4
 Preterm 7 1.6
History of illness in the past 2 weeks
 No 415 96.1
 Yes 17 3.9
Place of Child Birth
 Health Facility 297 68.8
 Home 136 31.2
Intestinal parasites (n = 251)
 Positive 41 16.3
 Negative 210 83.7
Vaccination Status
 No vaccinated 5 1.2
 Partially Vaccinated 58 13.4
 Fully Vaccinated 369 85.4
Wasting
 Yes 49 11.3
 No 383 88.7
Stunting
 Yes 217 50.2
 No 215 49.8
Underweight
 Yes 121 28.0
 No 311 72.0
MUAC
 ≥ 13.5 cm 167 38.7
 < 13.5 cm 265 61.3