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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and nutritional status of 6–23 months old children in rural districts of Tigray Region, Ethiopia (N = 570)

From: The influence of fasting on energy and nutrient intake and their corresponding food sources among 6-23 months old children in rural communities with high burden of stunting from Northern Ethiopia

Socio-demographic characteristics Frequency (%)
Proportion of female children 271 (47.5)
Proportion of fathers without formal education 387 (67.9)
Proportion of mothers without formal education 439 (77)
Proportion of household livestock owners 512 (89.8)
Average family size of households (Mean ± SD) 5.5 ± 10.2
Average age of child in months (Mean ± SD) 14.5 ± 5.2
Length-for-age z-score (Mean ± SD) −1.79 ± 1.66
Weight-for-age z-score (Mean ± SD) −1.00 ± 1.40
Weight-for-length z-score (Mean ± SD) −0.06 ± 1.67
Prevalence of stunting 41.4%
Prevalence of underweight 21.6%
Prevalence of wasting 8.6%