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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of children less than five years in Axum town, north Ethiopia, 2013

From: A cross sectional study on factors associated with harmful traditional practices among children less than 5 years in Axum town, north Ethiopia, 2013

Variable Frequency (n = 742) Percent
Sex Male 371 49.3
  Female 381 50.7
Age of child in months 0-4 47 6.2
  5-9 92 12.2
  10-14 107 14.2
  15-19 51 6.8
  20-24 87 11.6
  25-29 40 5.3
  30-34 62 8.2
  35+ 266 35.4
Age of mothers 15-19 6 0.8
  20-24 115 15.3
  25-29 222 29.5
  30-34 168 22.3
  35-39 159 21.1
  40-44 71 9.4
  45+ 11 1.5
Religion Orthodox 611 81.2
  Muslim 141 18.8
Occupation Jobless 588 78.2%
  Civil servant 56 7.4
  Merchant 98 13.0
  Farmer 4 0.5
  Others* 6 0.8
Ethnic group Tigraway 748 99.5
  Amhara 4 0.5
Educational Status Illiterate 100 13.3
  Religious 17 2.3
  Primary school 379 50.4
  Secondary school 196 26.1
  Higher education 60 8.0
Monthly income lessthan500 492 65.4
  501-1000 130 17.3
  greaterthan1000 130 17.3
  1. *Others = local cloths makers, beauty salon, local drinks makers.