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Table 1 Sociodemographic information about children aged between 6 and 24 months and their mothers (n = 254) in Hadaleala district, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia

From: Exclusive breastfeeding status of children aged between 6 and 24 months in the nomadic population of Hadaleala district, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia

Sociodemographic variables Frequency Percent
Age of mothe (years)
 15.0–24.0 79 31.1
 25.0–34.0 131 51.6
  ≥ 35.0 44 17.3
Mothers’ marital status
 Currently married 250 98.4
 Not currently married 4 1.6
Maternal education
 No formal education 220 86.6
 Formal education 34 13.4
Maternal occupation
 Not employed 241 94.9
 Employed 13 5.1
Paternal education
 No formal education 226 89.0
 Formal education 28 11.0
Family size
  ≤ 5 139 54.7
  > 5 115 45.3
Age of children in months
 6–12 months 96 37.8
 13–24 months 158 62.2
Sex of children
 Male 133 52.4
 Female 121 47.6
Birth order
 First 44 17.3
 Second 57 22.4
 Third 54 21.3
 Fourth & above 99 39.0
Place of delivery
 Home 223 87.8
 Health institution 31 12.2
Migration/movement in the last 12 months
 No movement 172 67.7
 Once 64 25.2
 Twice 18 7.1