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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents and study children aged 623 months EDHS 2016, Ethiopia. (n = 3055)

From: Spatial distribution of iron rich foods consumption and its associated factors among children aged 6–23 months in Ethiopia: spatial and multilevel analysis of 2016 Ethiopian demographic and health survey

Variables Frequency (n) Weighted
Percentage (%)
Mother’s age in years < 20 369 12.08
20–34 2062 67.50
35–49 624 20.42
Marital status Married 2898 94.84
Not married 157 5.16
Religion Orthodox 1049 34.35
Muslim 667 21.83
Protestant 1236 40.45
Others 103 3.37
Mother’s education No education 1865 61.03
Primary education 935 30.62
Secondary education and above 255 8.53
Husband’s education No education 1291 44.55
Primary education 1198 41.34
Secondary education and above 408 16.10
Mother occupation Working 1299 42.52
Not working 1756 57.48
Father occupation Working 2833 92.74
Not working 222 7.26
Family size < Five 2043 66.87
≥ Five 1012 33.13
Child age in months 6–11 1066 34.88
12–17 1118 36.59
18–23 871 28.53
Child sex Male 1433 46.90
Female 1622 53.10
Media exposure No media exposure 2043 68.25
Had media exposure 950 31.75
Household wealth Poor 1350 44.18
Middle 683 22.37
Rich 1022 33.44
Residence Rural 2684 87.85
Urban 371 12.15
Region Tigray 227 7.45
Afar 30 0.97
Amhara 560 18.34
Oromia 1341 43.91
Somali 123 4.03
Benishangul 32 1.04
SNNPR 632 20.68
Gambela 7 0.24
Harari 8 0.25
Addis Adaba 81 2.65
Dire Dawa 14 0.44
Total 3055 100