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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the study respondents in Boricha Woreda, South Ethiopia, 2019 (N = 622)

From: The high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections is associated with stunting among children aged 6–59 months in Boricha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables N (%)
Age in months
 6–11 123 (19.8)
 12–23 146 (23.47)
 24–59 353 (56.73)
Sex
 Male 305 (49)
 Female 317 (51)
Ethnic group
 Sidama 596 (95.8)
 Others 26 (4.2)
Religions of respondents
 Protestant 517 (83.1)
 Others 105 (16.9)
Family size
 Small (< 6 members) 300 (48.2)
 Medium (6–8 members) 117 (18.8)
 Large (>  8 members) 205 (33)
Maternal education status
 No formal education 401 (64.4)
 Primary education (1–8 grade) 159 (25.6)
 Secondary education & above 62 (10)
Paternal education status
 No formal education 394 (63.3)
 Primary education (1–8 grade) 122 (19.6)
 Secondary education & above 106 (17.1)
Main occupation of study respondents
 Farmer 506 (81.2)
 Others 116 (18.8)
Wealth status
 Lowest 154 (24.8)
 Second lowest 72 (11.6)
 Middle 157 (25.2)
 Second highest 117 (18.8)
 Highest 122 (19.6)
The major source of drinking water
 Protected 485 (78)
 Unprotected 137 (22)
Availability of sanitation facility
 Yes 449 (72.2)
 No 173 (27.8)
Types of sanitation facility
 Pit latrine without a slab 420 (67.5)
 Pit latrine with slab 29 (4.7)
Number of rooms used for sleeping purpose
 One 408 (65.8)
 Two 214 (34.2)
Hand washing practice
 Yes 394 (63.3)
 No 228 (36.7)
Shoes wearing practice
 Yes 371 (59.6)
 No 251 (40.4)
The practice of consuming raw vegetables and fruits
 Yes 184 (29.6)
 No 438 (70.4)