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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants in the rural population of northwest Ethiopia, 2014

From: Correlates of early neonatal feeding practice in Dabat HDSS site, northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age of mothers (in years) (n = 6761)
 16–18 283 4.2
 19–36 4,654 68.8
 37–54 1,824 27
Marital status (n = 6761)
 Currently married 5,883 87
 Single 113 1.7
 Othersa 765 11.3
Residence (n = 6761)
 Rural 5,226 77.3
 Urban 1,535 22.7
Religion (n = 6761)
 Orthodox Christian 6,625 97.8
 Othersb 136 2
Maternal educational status (n = 6761)
 No formal education 4,374 64.7
 First cycle (1–4 grade) 935 13.8
 Second cycle (5–8 grade) 603 8.9
 Secondary school (9–12 grade) 849 12.6
Wealth index/status (n = 6554)
 Low income 1,315 20.1
 Middle income 2,791 42.6
 Better income 2,448 37.3
  1. aseparated, divorced and widowed b Muslim and protestant
  2. N.B. The total number of respondents for each variable is not equal because of missing values.