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Table 1 Socio demographic characteristics of the study participants in Metema District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 752)

From: Low prevalence of active trachoma and associated factors among children aged 1–9 years in rural communities of Metema District, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variable Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Head of household
 Male 546 72.6
 Female 206 27.4
Age of head of household
 18–29 142 19.0
 30–44 518 68.9
 45–59 91 12.1
Occupation
 Farmer 380 37.2
 Daily laborer 230 30.6
 Merchant 242 32.2
Level of Education
 Illiterate 418 55.6
 Primary and above 334 44.4
Average monthly income
 less than 600 132 17.6
 601–1200 230 30.6
 1201–2000 207 27.5
 above 2000 183 24.3
Religion
 Orthodox 394 52.4
 Muslim 358 47.6
Family size
  ≤ 5 296 39.4
  > 5 456 60.6
Sex of child
 Male 352 46.8
 Female 400 53.2
Age of children’s
 1–3 286 38.0
 4–6 250 33.2
 7–9 216 28.7