Table 1

Household characteristics by socio-economic group

Rural (n = 15)

Traditional-urban (n = 15)

Middle Class (n = 15)


Age (yr) – mean (SD)

34.3 (14.4)

38.6 (11.9)

32.6 (13.6)

Women's education

Yes

0

6

12

Completed schooling (12th grade)

0

0

5

Number of children Median (Range)

3 (0–8)

3(0–8)

3 (0–7)

No of rooms Median (Range)

1 (1–1)

1 (1–2)

2 (1–5)

Source of drinking water -No (%)

Tap inside compound

0

6 (40)

9 (60)

Tap inside house

0

0

6 (40)

Tap outside compound

0

9 (60)

0

Open well

15 (100%)

0

0

Salary -Birr/month Median (Range)*

0 (0–50)

1900 (800–10000)

300 (100–1500)


* 9.21 Birr = 1 US Dollar

Edelstein et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:10   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-10

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