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Table 1 Parental level characteristics of children aged 6–23 months, Dabat, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 1034)

From: Dietary diversity and meal frequency among infant and young children: a community based study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Mother’s age
 15–24 22 2.1
 25–34 525 50.8
 35–50 487 47.1
Marital status
 Married 979 94.7
 Separate 19 1.8
 Divorced 17 1.6
 Single 16 1.5
 Widowed 3 0.3
Mother’s education
 Unable to read and write 685 68.2
 Primary education 255 24.7
 Secondary education 55 5.3
 Higher education 39 3.8
Father’s education
 Unable to read and write 503 48.8
 Primary education 413 40
 Secondary education 71 6.9
 Higher education 44 4.3
Mother’s occupation
 Housewife 947 91.6
 Government employee 53 5.1
 Merchant 22 2.1
 Student 7 0.7
 Daily laborer 5 0.5
Father’s occupation
 Farmer 814 79
 Government employee 73 7.1
 Daily laborer 66 6.4
 Merchant 52 5.0
 Self employee 26 2.5