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Table 2 Household and maternal characteristics of under five children, EDHS 2016

From: Overweight and obesity among children under five in Ethiopia: further analysis of 2016 national demographic health survey: a case control study

Characteristics Cases (N = 224) n (%) Controls (N = 448) n (%)
Mother’s educational level
 No education 120 (53.6) 286 (63.8)
 Primary 64 (28.6) 125 (27.9)
 Secondary 25 (11.2) 22 (4.9)
 Higher 15 (6.7) 15 (3.3)
Frequency of reading newspapers/magazines
 Not at all 195 (87.1) 420 (93.8)
 Less than a week 17 (7.6) 25 (5.6)
 At least a week 12 (5.4) 3 (0.7)
Frequency of listening radio
 Not at all 155 (69.2) 351 (78.3)
 Less than a week 30 (13.4) 40 (8.9)
 At least a week 39 (17.4) 57 (12.7)
Frequency of watching TV
 Not at all 158 (70.5) 372 (83.0)
 Less than a week 12 (5.4) 31 (6.9)
 At least a week 54 (24.1) 45 (10.0)
 Mothers’ BMI
 Under weight 33 (14.7) 84 (18.8)
 Normal weight 146 (65.2) 311 (69.4)
 Overweight and obese 45 (20.1) 53 (11.8)
Wealth index
 Poorest 61 (27.2) 162 (36.2)
 Poorer 27 (12.1) 78 (17.4)
 Middle 28 (12.5) 68 (15.2)
 Richer 34 (15.2) 56 (12.5)
 Richest 74 (33.0) 84 (18.8)
Children ever born
 Four and above 155 (69.2) 243 (54.2)
 Less than four 69 (30.8) 205 (45.8)