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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants (n=400) in Samre Woreda from March-April, 2011

From: Feeding practices, nutritional status and associated factors of lactating women in Samre Woreda, South Eastern Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Socio-demographic variables
Mean maternal age in years 28.6 (±6.5)1  
Age groups n %
17-25 149 37.5
26-35 198 49.9
36-49 53 12.6
Maternal educational status   
No formal education 243 60.8
Formal education 157 39.3
Paternal educational status   
No formal education 162 40.5
Formal education 238 59.5
Maternal religion   
Orthodox 369 92.3
Muslim 31 7.7
Household head   
Male 353 88.3
Female 47 11.8
Family size   
2-4 persons 146 36.5
≥ 5 persons 254 63.5
Mean 6  
Maternal marital status   
Married 369 92.3
Divorced 23 5.8
Widowed 8 2
Access to safe water (Public tap/protected spring) 354 88.6
  1. 1Mean ± SD (all such values).