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Table 1 Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of study participants in Dale District, Southern Ethiopia, October 1–25/2017

From: Prevalence of diarrheal diseases and associated factors among under-five children in Dale District, Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency(n) Percent (%)
Residence Rural 478 89.0
Urban 59 11.0
Number of household members < 5 292 54.4
≥5 245 45.6
Number of under-five children One 487 90.7
Above one 50 9.3
Age of the mother/caretaker 15–24 113 21.0
25–34 379 70.6
≥35 45 8.4
Marital status of the mother/caretaker Married 523 97.4
Others 19 2.6
Religion of parents Protestant 509 94.8
Others 28 5.2
Educational status of mother/caretaker No formal education 289 53.8
Formal education 142 26.4
Occupation of the mother/caretaker Housewife 488 90.9
Others 49 9. 1
Age of the child’s father 15–24 12 2.2
25–34 313 58.3
≥35 212 39.5
The educational level of a child father No formal education 249 46.4
Formal education 99 18.4
Occupation of the child father Farmer 381 70.9
Government employer 47 8.8
Others 35 6.5
Monthly family income in birr < 500 Birr 200 37.2
500–1000 Birr 228 42.5
> 1000 Birr 109 20.3