Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants and their mothers, Gilgel Gibe Field Research Center, March 2012
Variable Case (n=127) Control (127)
Number (%) Number (%)
Ethnicity
Oromo 122(96.1) 123(96.9)
Others 5(3.9) 4(3.1)
Religion
Muslim 124(97.6) 123(96.9)
Christian 3(2.4) 4(3.1)
Education status of mother
Illiterate 115(90.6) 102(80.3)
Literate 12(9.4) 25(19.7)
Occupation of mother
Housewife 92(72.4) 95(74.8)
Farmer 31(24.4) 30(23.6)
Merchant 4(3.1) 2(0.8)
Age of mothers (years)
<20 5(3.9) 3(2.4)
20-34 85(66.9) 98(77.2)
≥35 37(29.2) 26(20.4)
Marital status
Married 121(95.3) 126(99.2)
Widowed 6(4.7) 1(0.8)
Sex of infants
Male 74(58.3) 73(57.5)
Female 53(41.7) 54(42.5)

Dube et al.

Dube et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:401   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-401

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