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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants

From: Factors associated with zinc utilization for the management of diarrhea in under-five children in Ethiopia

Variables Weighted frequency percentage
Maternal age
 15–19 43 3.53
 20–24 263 21.44
 25–29 361 29.41
 30–34 311 25.29
 35–39 164 13.36
 40–44 68 5.51
 45–49 18 1.45
Maternal education
 Have no formal education 767 62.46
 Have formal education 461 37.54
Marital status
 Unmarried 71 5.73
 Married 1157 94.27
Religion
 Orthodox 451 36.71
 Protestant 314 25.57
 Muslim 429 34.95
 Othersa 34 2.77
Maternal occupation
 Not working 649 52.82
 Working 579 47.18
Wealth status
 Poor 538 43.81
 Middle 268 21.79
 Rich 422 34.40
Media exposure
 No 801 65.27
 Yes 427 34.73
Health insurance coverage
 No 1187 96.68
 Yes 41 3.32
Parity
 Primiparous 227 18.48
 Multiparous 537 43.71
 Grand multiparous 464 37.81
Wanted the last child
 No 370 30.11
 Yes 858 69.89
Household size
 < 5 382 31.13
 ≥ 5 846 68.87
Sex of household head
 Male 1086 88.43
 Female 142 11.57
Distance from the health facility
 Not a big problem 512 41.72
 Big problem 716 58.28
Residence
 Urban 126 10.27
 Rural 1102 89.73
Region
 Large central 1147 93.47
 Small peripheral 55 4.45
 Metropolitan 26 2.08
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