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Table 1 Sociodemographic and health characteristics of children who attended kindergarten school owned by government at Tabor sub city, Hawassa from March 17, 2018 to May 20, 2018, (N = 317)

From: Colonization rate of Streptococcus pneumoniae, its associated factors and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern among children attending kindergarten school in Hawassa, southern Ethiopia

Characteristics N (%)
Age
 3–4 55 (17.4)
 5–6 262 (82.6)
Sex
 Male 154 (48.6)
 Female 163 (51.4)
Sibling < 5 years old
 Yes 216 (68.1)
 No 101 (31.9)
Number of sibling per house
 1 43 (19.9)
 ≥ 2 173 (80.1)
Daycare attendance
 Yes 104 (32.8)
 No 213 (67.2)
Smoker in a house
 Yes 13 (4.1)
 No 304 (95.9)
Sharing bed with parents
 Yes 213 (67.2)
 No 104 (32.8)
Cooking in bed room
 Yes 168 (53.0)
 No 149 (47.0)
Number room per house
 1 218 (68.8)
 ≥ 2 99 (31.2)
Number of family in the house
 < 5 210 (66.2)
 ≥ 5 107 (33.8)
Previous disease
 Yes 218 (68.8)
 No 99 (31.2)
Previous hospitalization
 Yes 39 (17.9)
 No 179 (82.1)
Vaccination status
 Yes 300 (94.6)
 No 17 (5.4)
  1. N: total participated children; n: number; %: percentage