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Table 1 Socio-demographic and behavioral characteristics of study participants in Bahir Dar city administration, northwest Ethiopia, 2015

From: Exclusive breastfeeding and rotavirus vaccination are associated with decreased diarrheal morbidity among under-five children in Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percentage (%)
Age of mothers in years
15–24 186 33.6
25–35 292 52.8
> 35 75 13.6
Current marital status
Married 445 80.5
Unmarried 108 19.5
Religion
Orthodox 403 72.9
Muslim 100 18.1
Protestant and Catholic 50 9.0
Age of child
0–6 months 105 19.0
7–24 months 230 41.6
> 24 months 218 39.4
Sex of child
Male 283 51.2
Female 270 48.8
Monthly income of household
≤ 600 221 40.0
601–2000 156 28.2
≥ 2001 176 31.8
Mothers educational status
Uneducated 93 16.8
Educated 460 83.2
Mothers occupation
Housewife 212 38.3
Employed and private business 341 61.7
Latrine availability
No 46 8.3
Yes 507 91.7
Sanitation facilities
Improved sanitation facilities* 231 41.77
Unimproved sanitation facilities** 322 58.23
Availability of solid waste facility
No 110 19.9
Yes 443 80.1
Hand washing facility near toilet
No 393 71.1
Yes 160 28.9
Availability of liquid waste facility
No 371 67.1
Yes 182 32.9
Source of water
Improved drinking water sources1 455 82.2
Unimproved drinking water sources2 98 17.8
Protected spring water 1 .2
Unprotected well, spring and surface water 32 5.8
Trend of using toilet
Always 465 84.1
Rarely 46 8.3
Not at all 42 7.6
Hand wash practice
No 128 23.1
Yes 425 76.9
Rotavirus vaccine dose 1
No 185 33.5
Yes 368 66.5
Rotavirus vaccine dose 2
No 199 36.0
Yes 354 64.0
Antenatal care
No 99 17.9
Yes 454 82.1
Exclusive breastfeeding
No 157 28.4
Yes 396 71.6
Current breastfeeding status
Breast milk only 92 16.6
Partially 327 59.1
No breast feed currently 134 24.2
  1. *Pour-flush latrine, ventilated improved pit latrine, **Open pit latrine, communal and open filed
  2. 1Pipe, protected well and protected spring water a, 2Unprotected well, spring and surface water