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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the mothers/caregivers and the children in a study of trend and determinants of deworming among 6–59 months children in Ethiopia: based on 2016 EDHS

From: Community and individual level determinants and spatial distribution of deworming among preschool age children in Ethiopia: spatial and multi-level analysis

Variables Categories Weighted Frequency (n) Weighted Percentage (%)
Socio-demographic characteristics and health service utilization of the mothers
 Age of women (years) 15–19 1568 19.24
20–34 4415 54.19
35–49 2164 26.56
 Sex of household head Male 7926 85.99
Female 1291 14.01
 Educational attainment of women No education 5536 67.96
Primary education 2069 25.4
Secondary & above 541 6.64
 Occupation of women Not working 4377 53.73
Worked 3769 46.27
 Marital status of a mother Married 7636 93.73
Not married 511 6.27
 Household family size 1–4 2039 25.03
5–10 5842 71.72
>  11 265 3.25
 Media exposure No 5519 67.75
Yes 2627 32.55
 Wealth index Poorest 3858 47.36
Middle 1702 20.89
Richest 2587 31.75
 Pregnancy wontedness Wanted 5804 71.24
Unwanted 2343 28.76
 ANC visits No ANC 1946 38.61
At least one ANC 3094 61.39
 Place of delivery Home delivery 6262 76.86
Health facilities 1885 23.14
Child related characteristics
 Sex of child Male 4241 52.06
Female 3905 47.94
 Age of child 12–23 months 2004 24.6
>  23 months 6142 75.4
 Plurality Single 7955 97.66
Multiple 191 2.34
 Birth order ≤ 3 3919 48.1
>  3 4228 51.9
Community level variables
 Distance from health facilities Not big problem 3199 39.27
Big problem 4947 60.73
 Community education Low 4230 51.93
High 3916 48.07
 Community media usage Low 3639 44.67
High 4508 55.33
 Community poverty Low 4945 60.71
High 3201 39.29
 Residence Urban 878 10.77
Rural 7269 89.23
 Region Metropolis 233 2.85
Large central 7349 90.22
Small periphery 564 6.93