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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 462)

From: Dietary diversity practice and associated factors among adolescent girls in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017

Variable Frequency Percentage
Religion
 Orthodox 430 93.1
 Muslim 32 6.9
Residence
 Urban 198 42.9
 Rural 264 57.1
Residency of adolescent
 With-family 382 82.7
 Away from family 80 17.3
Living status of adolescent
 With mother and father 369 79.9
 With only mother 56 12.1
 With only father 12 2.6
 With guardian 18 3.9
 With Others 7 1.5
Marital status of the mother
 Married 434 93.9
 Divorced 17 3.7
 Separated 4 0.9
 Widowed 7 1.5
Marital status of adolescent
 Single 425 92.0
 Married 34 7.4
 Divorced 3 0.6
Mother’s educational level
 Cannot read and write 272 59.3
 Can read and write 148 32.2
 Primary 7 1.5
 Secondary 7 1.5
 Tertiary 25 5.5
Mother’s occupation
 Housewife 362 79.0
 Civil servant 29 6.3
 Farmer 21 4.6
 Merchant 34 7.4
 Labor 5 1.1
 Private 3 0.7
 No work 4 0.9
Father’s occupation
 Farmer 266 60.1
 Craft 4 0.9
 Merchant 51 11.5
 Labor 14 3.2
 Civil servant 40 9.0
 NGO 11 2.4
 Private 57 12.9
Father’s education
 Cannot read and write 181 40.8
 Can read and write 233 50.2
 Primary 3 0.7
 Secondary 2 0.5
 Tertiary 35 7.8
Wealth status
 Low 201 43.6
 Middle 152 33.0
 High 108 23.4