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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of school adolescent girls and their parents, Gondar City Administration, northwest Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 795)

From: One in three adolescent schoolgirls in urban northwest Ethiopia is stunted

Variables Frequency Percent
Age
 Early 140 17.6
 Middle 415 52.2
 Late 240 30.2
Level of education
 Primary 301 37.6
 High school 428 53.8
 Preparatory school 66 8.3
Religion
 Orthodox 760 95.6
 Muslim 28 3.5
 Others 7 0.9
Place of residence
 Urban 742 93.3
 Rural 53 6.7
Ethnicity
 Amhara 754 94.8
 Oromo 12 1.5
 Tigray 9 1.1
 Others 20 2.5
Marital status of girls
 Not Married 713 89.7
 married 82 10.3
Educational status of father
 Informal education 379 47.7
 Primary 100 12.6
 Secondary 131 16.5
 College and above 185 23.3
Occupation of father
 Government employee 259 32.6
 Farmer 208 26.2
 Daily laborer 40 5
 Merchant 161 20.3
 NGOS 45 5.7
Educational status of mother
 Informal education 437 55
 Primary 122 15.3
 Secondary 128 16.1
 College and above 108 13.6
Occupation of mother
 Government employee 129 16.2
 Housewife 499 62.8
 Daily laborer 41 5.2
 Merchant 85 10.7
 Others 41 5.2
Family size
 < =5 430 54.1
 > 5 365 45.9
School enrolled
 Government 630 79.2
 Private 165 20.8
Wealth index
 1st quintile 168 21.1
 2nd quintile 219 27.5
 3rd quintile 208 26.2
 4th quintile 200 25.2