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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of study participants to assess IYCF practice in Slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia, June 2016

From: Infant and young child feeding practice among mothers with 0–24 months old children in Slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency (n = 412) Percentage
Age of the mother (years)
  ≤ 24 112 27
 25–29 163 40
  ± 30 137 33
Place of birth
 Health center 241 58
 Hospital 171 42
Ethnicity
 Amhara 394 96
 Agew and Tigray 18 4
Educational status of the mother
 Have no formal education 121 29
 Primary education 136 33
 Above primary education 155 38
Occupational status of the mother
 Housewife 263 64
 Petty trader and daily laborer 104 25
 Government employee 45 11
Marital status of the mother
 Married 397 96
 Never married 15 4
Occupational status of the father (n = 397)
 Daily laborer and Bajaji driver 194 49
 Government employee 91 23
 Carpenter and petty trader 112 28
Educational status of the father (n = 397)
 Have no formal education 66 17
 Primary education 82 20
 Above primary education 249 63
Family member
  ≤ 3 184 45
  > 3 228 55
Head of the household
 Both parents 186 45
 The father only 226 55