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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in Gurage zone southern Ethiopia (January to December 30, 2017) (n = 600)

From: Prevalence, infection intensity and associated factors of soil transmitted helminths among primary school children in Gurage zone, South Central Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study design

  Frequency Percent (%)
Gender of the child
 Male 349 58.17
 Female 251 41.83
 Total 600 100.0
Age
 Mean of age 10.48  
 Minimum age 4  
 Maximum age 17  
Age group of children
 < 6 9 1.5
 6–10 299 49.8
 11–15 264 44.0
 > 15 28 4.7
 Total 600 100.0
Residence of the child
 Urban 317 52.83
 Rural 283 47.27
 Total 600 100.0
Mother’s highest level of education
 Illiterate 277 46.17
 Informal education 1 0.17
 Primary 1_8 281 46.83
 Secondary 9_12 31 5.17
 Diploma 10 1.66
 Total 600 100.0
Districts of the child
 Abeshge 297 49.50
 Cheha 103 17.17
 Kebena 200 33.33
 Total 600 100.0
Ethnicity of the child
 Gurage 265 44.17
 Amhara 260 43.33
 Oromo 54 9.0
 Tigre 3 0.5
 Other 18 3.0
 Total 600 100.0
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