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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of model and non-model families in L/Maychew district, Tigray, Ethiopia 2017

From: Diarrheal disease in under-five children among model and non-model families in northern Ethiopia, 2017: a comparative cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Model families Non model families
Diarrhea Diarrhea
Yes No Yes No
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Relation of the child to the caretaker Mother 26 (100) 296 (100) 65 (100) 256 (100)
Care taker 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Ethnicity Tigray 26 (100) 296 (100) 65 (100) 256 (100)
Other 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Religion Orthodox 26 (100) 296 (100) 65 (100) 256 (100)
Other 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Age of the mother/care taker in year 15–24 4 (15.4) 37 (12.5) 38 (14.8) 13 (20.0)
25–34 17 (65.4) 161 (54.4) 135 (52.7) 29 (44.6)
35–49 5 (19.2) 98 (33.1) 83 (32.4) 23 (35.4)
Educational level of the mother No education 8 (30.8) 89 (30.1) 21 (32.3) 78 (30.5)
1–4 grade 7 (26.9) 48 (16.2) 14 (21.5) 37 (14.5)
5–8 grade 7 (26.9) 59 (19.9) 8 (12.3) 57 (22.3)
9–12 grade 4 (15.4) 100 (33.8) 22 (33.8) 84 (32.8)
Marital status Single 1 (3.8) 5 (1.7) 2 (3.1) 5 (2.0)
Married 25 (96.2) 301 (98.3) 68 (97.8) 251 (98.1)
Occupation of the care taker Farmer 25 (96.2) 278 (93.9) 62 (95.4) 241 (94.1)
Other 1 (3.8) 18 (6.4) 3 (4.6) 15 (5.8)
Residence Urban 0 (0) 12 (4.1) 3 (4.6) 11 (4.3)
Rural 26 (100.0) 284 (95.9) 62 (95.4) 245 (95.7)
Sex of the selected child Male 15 (57.7) 148 (50.0) 30 (46.2) 127 (49.6)
Female 11 (42.3) 148 (50.0) 35 (53.8) 129 (50.4)
Age of the selected child in month < 11 8 (30.8) 106 (35.8) 28 (43.1) 106 (41.4)
12–35 16 (61.5) 132 (44.6) 27 (41.5) 108 (42.2)
≥ 36 2 (7.7) 58 (19.6) 10 (15.4) 42 (16.4)
Wealth quintile Poorest 8 (30.8) 70 (23.6) 9 (13.8) 47 (18.4)
Poor 7 (26.9) 53 (17.9) 11 (16.9) 27 (10.5)
Medium 3 (11.5) 57 (19.3) 14 (21.5) 52 (20.3)
Wealthy 5 (19.2) 59 (19.9) 16 (24.6) 68 (26.6)
Wealthiest 3 (11.5) 57 (19.3) 15 (23.1) 62 (24.2)