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Table 1 Independent variables and categorization

From: Geographical variation and associated factors of childhood measles vaccination in Ethiopia: a spatial and multilevel analysis

Variables Categories
1. Individual level factors (level I)
 Child characteristics
  Age of child (months) (1) 12–23; (2) 24–35
  Sex of the child (1) Male; (2) Female
  Birth order (1) 1; (2) 2–3; (3) 4–5; (4) 6+
  Acceptance of the child (1) Wanted then, (2) Wanted later & (3) Wanted no more
  DPT1-HepB1-Hib1 (0) Not vaccinated; (1) Vaccinated
  DPT3-HepB3-Hib3 0) Not vaccinated; (1) Vaccinated
 Maternal/paternal characteristics
  Mother’s age (years) (1)15–19; (2) 20–34; (2) 35–49
  Religion (1)Orthodox; (2)Muslim; (3)Protestant; (4) Others
  Mother’s education (1) No education; (2)Primary; (3) Secondary and higher
  Father’s education 1) No education; (2)Primary; (3) Secondary and higher
  Wealth index (1) Poorest; (2)Poorer; (3) Rich; (4) Richer; (5)Richest
  Sex of household head (1) Male; (2) Female
  Number of living children (1) 1; (2) 2–3; (3) 4–5; (4) 6+
  Head of household (1) Male; (2) Female
  Mother’s relation to the head of the household (1) Wife; (2) head; (3)Daughter; (4) Others
  Regular media exposure (0) No; (1) Yes
2. Community level factors (Level II)
 Residence (1) Urban; (2) Rural
 Region (1) Addis Ababa; (2)Tigray; (3) Afar; (4) Amhara; (5) Oromiya; (6) Somali; (7) Benishangul-Gumuz; (8) SNNPR; (9) Gambella; (10) Harari; (11) Dire Dawa
 Distance to health facility (1) A big problem, (2) Not a big problem