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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers, and infant/young children (IYC) among Debre Tabor Hospital, South Gondar Zone 2016 (n = 409)

From: Appropriate complementary feeding practice and associated factors among mothers having children aged 6–24 months in Debre Tabor Hospital, North West Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Frequency (n = 409) Percent (%)
Sex of child
 Male 220 53.8
 Female 189 46.2
Mother’s place of residence
 Urban 239 58.4
 Rural 170 41.6
Marital status
 Single 31 7.6
 Married 333 81.4
 Others 45 11
Religion
 Orthodox 390 95.4
 Others 19 4.6
Ethnicity
 Amhara 407 99.5
 Oromo 2 0.5
Educational status
 Unable to read and Write 142 34.7
 Able to read, and grade 1–4 73 17.9
 Grade 5–8 58 14.2
 Grade 9–12 52 12.7
 12+ and above 84 20.5
Number of mother’s IYC
 One 137 35.5
 Two 117 28.6
 Three 74 18.1
 Four and above 81 19.8
Husband’s occupation
 Government employee 126 30.8
 Trader 64 15.6
 Non-government employee 40 9.8
 Others 45 11
Maternal age
 20–30 87 21.3
 31–40 183 44.7
 41–50 76 18.6
Mothers’ occupation
 Farmer 136 33.3
 House wife 111 27.1
 Government employee 77 18.8
 Others 85 20.8
Income
 < 600 Ethiopian birr 105 25.7
 601–1650 118 28.9
 1651–5250 165 40.3
 > 5250 21 5.1
Children’s age (months)
 6–12 271 66.3
 13–18 85 20.8
 19–24 53 13
  1. Others * (Marital status) = Divorced, widow, separated, cohabited
  2. Others (occupation) = student, no job, private work
  3. Others (Religion) = Muslims, protestant, catholic, Adventist
  4. Others = before 6 months and after 12 months
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