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Table 1 Socio-demographic factors of participants with ORT usage among under-five children with diarrhoea in Dangure district, Benishangul Gumuze Regional state, Ethiopia, 2018

From: Prevalence of oral rehydration therapy use and associated factors among under-five children with diarrhea in Dangure, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia/2018

Variables Category Frequency (n = 610) Percentage (%)
Age of caregiver (years) 15–24 115 18.9
25–35 364 59.7
36–45 112 18.4
> 45 19 3.1
Gender of caregiver Female 593 97.2
Male 17 2.8
Age of children in month 0–11 87 14.3
12–23 189 31
24–35 171 28
36–47 104 17
48–59 59 9.7
Ethnicity Gumuze 428 70.2
Shinasha 144 23.6
Amhara 14 2.3
Oromo 2 0.3
Others* 22 3.6
Religion Orthodox 357 58.8
Muslim 148 24
Catholic 64 10.5
Protestant 28 4.6
Others* 11 1.8
Residence Rural 536 87.9
Urban 74 12.1
Number of under-five children in the household 2 or less 511 83.8
3 and above 99 16.2
Educational status of mother No formal education 304 49.8
Primary school 188 30.8
Secondary school 90 14.8
College and above 28 4.6
Occupation caregiver Farmer 380 62.3
Housewife 184 30.2
Merchant 32 5.2
Govt. employee 14 2.3
Marital status Married 497 81.5
Divorced 68 11.2
Widowed 35 5.7
Single 10 1.6
Access to ORS Yes 517 84.8
No 93 15.2
  1. Religion (Others*)—Adventist; Ethnicity (Others*)—Agew, Kambata