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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers and their husbands in Slum areas of Bahir Dar City; Ethiopia, May 2015

From: Factors associated with mothers’ knowledge on infant and young child feeding recommendation in slum areas of Bahir Dar City, Ethiopia: cross sectional study

Variable Frequency (n = 471) Percentage
Age of the mother (years)
 ≤24 102 21.7
 25–29 207 43.9
 ≥30 162 34.4
Mean ± (SD) age of their children = 29.65 ± (4.3)
Religion
 Orthodox 398 84.5
 Muslim 52 11.0
 Protestant 21 4.5
Ethnicity
 Amhara 427 90.7
 Others* 44 9.3
Educational status of the mother
 Have no formal education 154 32.7
 Primary education 129 27.4
 Secondary education and above 188 39.9
Occupational status of the mother
 Housewife 225 47.8
 Daily laborer 147 31.2
 Government employee 58 12.3
 Petty trader/private employee 41 8.7
Marital status of the mother
 Married 404 85.8
 Never married/widowed/divorced 67 14.2
Educational status of their husband
 Have no formal education 101 21.4
 Primary education 110 23.4
 Secondary education and above 260 55.2
Occupational status of their husband
 Daily laborer 218 46.3
 Government employee 101 21.4
 Carpenter/driver/private employee 152 32.3
Family size
 ≤4 305 64.8
 >4 166 35.2
  1. Others* = Agew, Tigry and Oromo