Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the study participants, SK State, Sudan
Variable No (n = 2,302) %
Location Urban 436 18.9
Rural 1866 81.1
Type of school (n = 36) Boys 9 25.0
Girls 2 5.6
Mixed 25 69.4
Grade 1st 328 14.2
2nd 337 14.6
3rd 332 14.4
4th 300 13.0
5th 310 13.5
6th 235 10.2
7th 257 11.2
8th 203 8.8
Gender Female 727 31.6
Male 1575 68.4
Age (Mean ± SD) 10.2 ±2.5
Father’s education Illiterate 979 42.5
Primary 997 43.3
Intermediate 137 6.0
Secondary 128 5.6
University 61 2.6
Mother’s education Illiterate 1,487 64.6
Primary 653 28.4
Intermediate 69 3.0
Secondary 69 3.0
University 24 1.0
Father’s occupation Farmer 1,089 47.3
Pasturer 142 6.2
Manual worker 429 18.6
Trader 283 12.3
Gov employee 190 8.3
Military 169 7.3
Mother’s occupation Housewife 1,467 63.7
Farmer 632 27.5
Manual worker 81 3.5
Trader 37 1.6
Gov employee 74 3.2
Others 11 0.5
Type of house Fixed 495 21.5
Huts 1,807 78.5

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Abou-Zeid et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:643   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-643

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