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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants in Gazegibela District, Wagehemera Zone, Northeast Ethiopia, April, 2015

From: Prevalence of active trachoma and associated risk factors among children in Gazegibela district of Wagehemra Zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia: community-based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percentages
Sex of HH head Male 516 85.9
Female 85 14.1
Marital status of HH head Married 515 85.7
Divorced 80 13.3
Widowed 6 1.0
Religion of HH head Orthodox Christian 596 99.2
Muslim 5 0.8
Ethnicity of HH head Amhara 518 86.2
Agew 82 13.6
Tigrie 1 0.2
Occupation of HH head Farmer 544 90.5
Marchent 57 9.5
Educational status of HH head Unable to read and write 398 66.2
Able to read and 168 28
Grade 1 to 8 7 1.2
Grade 9 to 12 and above 28 4.7
Family monthly income <350 ETB 188 31.3
351–450 ETB 155 25.8
451–650 ETB 110 18.3
>650 ETB 148 24.6
Family size ≥5 407 67.7
> 5 194 32.3
Number of children <10 year in HH 1 251 41.8
≥2 350 58.2
Number of rooms in living house 1 230 38.3
≥2 371 61.7
Age of children 1–4 years 332 55.2
5–9 years 269 44.8
Sex of child Male 268 44.6
Female 333 55.4
  1. HH household