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Table 3 Occurrence of diarrheal disease among under-five children (n = 704) and their mothers and measures taken 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
Two-week period childhood diarrhea
 Yes 184 26.1
 No 520 73.9
Under-five diarrhea at the time of data collection
 Yes 81 11.5
 No 623 88.5
Mothers’ diarrhea in the 2-week period
 Yes 61 8.7
 No 643 91.3
Measures taken for childhood diarrhea
 Treatment from health institution 102 55.4
 Home medication 82 44.6
Measures taken for mothers’ diarrhea
 Treatment from health institution 6 9.8
 Home medication 55 90.2