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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of food handlers working in the restaurants of Bahir Dar Town, northwest, Ethiopia (n = 417)

From: Socio-demographic factors and availability of piped fountains affect food hygiene practice of food handlers in Bahir Dar Town, northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Sex
 Male 93 22.3
 Female 324 77.7
Age
 16–20 143 34.3
 21–30 255 61.2
 > 30 19 4.5
Education status
 No read and write 51 12.2
 Read and write 31 7.5
 Primary school 164 39.3
 Secondary school 133 32.9
 College/university 38 9.1
Marital status
 Married 53 12.7
 Single 352 84.4
 Divorced 12 2.9
Religion
 Orthodox 376 90.1
 Muslim 37 8.9
 Protestant 4 1
Work responsibility
 Cooker 174 41.7
 Waiter 243 58.3
Work experience (years)
 < 2 290 69.5
 ≥ 2 127 30.5
Work hours (h)
 ≤ 8 152 36.5
 > 8 265 63.5
Food safety training
 Yes 71 17
 No 346 83
Certification (n = 71)
 Yes 26 36.6
 No 45 63.4