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Table 2 Socioeconomic information of households (n = 704) in Hadaleala District, Afar Region, northeast Ethiopia, May, 2015

From: Socioeconomic factors associated with diarrheal diseases among under-five children of the nomadic population in northeast Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Number of under-five children in the house
 One 425 60.4
 Two 253 35.9
 Three 26 3.7
Age of children in months
 <6.0 113 16.1
 6.0–11.0 72 10.2
 12.0–23.0 152 21.6
 24.0–35.0 138 19.6
 >35.0 229 32.5
Sex of children
 Male 378 53.7
 Female 326 46.3
Age of mothers
 15.0–24.0 178 25.3
 25.0–34.0 362 51.4
 ≥35.0 164 23.3
Marital status of mothers
 Currently engaged 687 97.6
 Currently not engaged 17 2.4
Ethnicity of mothers
 Afar 633 89.9
 Oromo 56 8.0
 Amhara 15 2.1
Educational status of mothers
 No formal education 624 88.6
 Formal education 80 11.4
Occupational status of mothers
 Housewife 668 94.9
 Employed 36 5.1
Household livestock ownership
 Yes 687 97.6
 No 17 2.4
Economic status of households
 Poor 456 64.8
 Medium 248 35.2