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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children and mothers in Lay Armachiho District, North Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014 (n = 751)

From: Level of immunization coverage and associated factors among children aged 12–23 months in Lay Armachiho District, North Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

Variables Frequency %
Sex of children
 Male 384 51.0
 Female 367 49.0
Mothers age in years
 <20 118 15.5
 20–34 474 63.3
 35–49 159 21.2
Educational status
 Not read and write 376 50.1
 Read and write 14 1.9
 Grade 1–8 205 27.3
 Grade 9 and above 156 20.7
Marital status
 Married 686 91.3
 Divorced 50 6.7
 Not married 7 0.9
 Separated 5 0.7
 Widowed 3 0.4
Mother’s occupation
 Farmer 21 2.8
 Housewife 608 81.0
 Govt. employee 37 4.9
 Merchant 39 5.2
 Daily laborer 22 2.9
 Private sectors 14 1.9
 Student 10 1.3
Ethnicity
 Amhara 404 53.8
 Kemant 347 46. 2
Religion
 Orthodox 671 89.5
 Muslim 80 10.5
Monthly income
 ≤2,249 354 47.1
 2,250–3,818 177 23.6
 ≥3,819 220 29.3
Family size
 ≤4 442 58.9
 ≥5 309 41.1
Time to reach the nearest health facility
 <15 min 321 42.7
 15–30 min 218 29.0
 30–60 min 181 24.1
 >60 min 31 4.1
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