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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers who attend EPI service in Aleta Wendo Health Center, Aleta Wondo Town, Southern Ethiopia, 2018 (N = 312)

From: Knowledge and practice on adequate sunlight exposure of infants among mothers attending EPI unit of Aleta Wondo Health Center, SNNPR, Ethiopia

Variable Category Number Percent (%)
Mothers age 16–21 119 38.1
22–27 144 46.2
28–33 43 13.8
34 +  6 1.9
Infant’s age 0–6 months 256 82.1
7–12 months 56 17.9
Religion Protestant 205 65.7
Orthodox 65 20.8
Muslim 36 11.5
Other 6 2.0
Ethnicity Sidama 233 74.7
Oromo 33 10.6
Amhara 36 11.5
Other 10 3.2
Marital status Single 5 1.6
Married 298 95.5
Divorced 4 1.3
Widowed 5 1.6
Mothers educational status Unable to read and write 26 8.3
Able to read and write 11 3.5
Grade 1–6 55 17.6
Grade 7–10 147 47.1
Grade 11–12 17 5.4
Diploma and above 56 17.9
Family size 1–3 146 46.8
4–6 130 41.7
 ≥ 6 36 11.5
Mothers occupation Student 12 3.8
Housewife 216 69.2
Government employee 49 15.7
Private employee 8 2.6
Daily laborer 5 1.6
Merchant 22 7.1
Husbands educational status Unable to read and write 22 7.1
Able to read and write 14 4.5
Grade 1–6 27 8.6
Grade 7–10 139 44.6
Grade 11–12 26 8.3
Diploma and above 84 26.9
Childhood history of common cold Yes 167 53.5
No 145 46.5
Childhood history of pneumonia Yes 60 19.2
No 252 80.8