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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of mothers or care givers and children in the rural settings of the east Dembiya district, northwest Ethiopia, May–June 2021, (n = 372)

From: Fecal indicator bacteria along multiple environmental exposure pathways (water, food, and soil) and intestinal parasites among children in the rural northwest Ethiopia

Sociodemographic variables Frequency Percent
Age of mothers or care givers in years
 20–25 74 19.9
 26–30 128 34.4
 31–35 64 17.2
 36–40 82 22.0
 41–45 24 6.5
Marital status of mothers or care givers
 Married 336 90.3
 Divorced 25 6.7
 Widowed 11 3.0
Education status of mothers or care givers
 Can't read and write 165 44.4
 Can read and write 34 9.1
 Primary education 57 15.3
 Secondary education 68 18.3
 Certificate/ diploma 48 12.9
Family size
\(\le\) 5 239 64.2
\(>\) 5 133 35.8
Sex of child
 Male 192 51.6
 Female 180 48.4
Age of children in months
 24–36 92 24.7
 37–48 122 32.8
 49–59 158 42.5