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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children and their parents/guardians at DRH from August 2017 to October 2017

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection among children under 5 years of age at Dessie Referral Hospital: cross sectional study

S. no. Parameter Number Percent
1 Sex
    Male 133 57.3
    Female 99 42.7
2 Age in year
    < 2 110 47.4
    2–3 68 29.3
    3–5 54 23.3
3 Residence
    Urban 165 71.1
    Rural 67 28.9
4 Parent or guardian occupation
    Farmer 58 25
    Governmental 125 53.9
    House wife 12 5.2
    Merchant 34 14.7
    Others 3 1.3
5 Monthly income of guardian or parent (birr)
    < 500 6 2.6
    501–1000 11 4.7
    1001–2000 45 19.4
    > 2000 170 73.3
6 Family size
    ≤ 3 76 32.8
    3–5 136 58.6
    > 5 20 8.6