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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of school age children, Fincha’a Sugar Estate, Horo Guduru Wollega, Ethiopia, Feb-Mar, 2011

From: Schistosoma mansoni infection and undernutrition among school age children in Fincha’a sugar estate, rural part of West Ethiopia

Socio-demographic variables Frequency Total
n (%) n (%)
Gender Male 216 (47.7) 453 (100)
Female 237 (52.3)
Age group 5-9 116 (25.6) 453 (100)
10-14 284 (62.7)
15-18 53 (11.7)
Maternal literacy Illiterate 338 (74.6) 453 (100)
Literate 115 (25.4)
Paternal literacy Illiterate 321 (70.8) 453 (100)
Literate 132 (29.2)
Maternal occupation Unemployed 395 (87.2) 453 (100)
Employed 58 (12.8)
Paternal occupation Unemployed 48 (10.6) 453 (100)
Employed 405 (89.4)
Total 453 (100)