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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of mothers with KG school children aged 3–6 years in Bahirdar town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Prevalence and factors associated with overweight and obesity among private kindergarten school children in Bahirdar Town, Northwest Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency Percent (%)
Age of child (in months)
 36–60 months 331 71.6
 61–72 months 131 28.4
Sex of child
 Female 236 51.1
 Male 226 48.9
Grade level of the child
 KG-1 181 39.2
 KG-2 150 32.5
 KG-3 131 28.4
Marital status of mothers
 Married 426 92.2
 Othersa 36 7.8
Religion
 Orthodox Christians 391 84.6
 Muslim 40 8.7
 Othersb 31 6.7
Educational status of mothers
 Unable to write and read 27 5.8
 Able to write and read 26 5.6
 Primary education 147 31.8
 Secondary 215 46.5
 Above secondary school 47 10.2
Occupational status of mothers
 Housewife 195 42.2
 Government employee 124 26.8
 Merchant 77 16.7
 Non Governmental Organization (NGO) employee 36 7.8
 Othersc 30 6.5
Family size
 <5 245 53
 ≥5 217 47
Household monthly income in Ethiopia Birr
 <2000 170 36.8
 ≥2000 292 63.2
Family/private car for child transport
 Yes 30 6.5
 No 432 93.5
  1. aSingle, divorced and widowed
  2. bProtestant and Catholic
  3. cPrivate workers, daily laborer