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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics among school-age children at Debre Tabor town, Northwest Ethiopia, May 2019 (n = 394)

From: Prevalence of active trachoma and associated factors among school age children in Debre Tabor Town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2019: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Category Frequency(n = 394) Percent
Sex of respondent Female 324 82.2
Male 70 17.8
Age of guardians 18–29 years 92 23.3
30–44 years 247 62.7
 ≥ 45yrs 55 14
Years of living in the family 1–4 yrs 66 16.8
 ≥ 5 yrs 328 83.2
Religion Orthodox 378 95.9
Muslim 15 3.8
Catholic 1 0.3
Respondent role in the family Father 45 11.4
Mother 308 78.2
Son 11 2.8
Daughter 30 7.6
Educational status of the care giver Unable to read and write 95 24.1
Primary school 119 30.2
Secondary and higher 180 45.7
Household head educational status(n = 318) Unable to read and write 45 14.1
Primary school 88 27.7
Secondary and higher 185 58.2
Marriage age of mother/guardian  ≤ 18 years 248 62.9
 > 18 years 146 37.1
Occupational status of the mother Daily laborer 53 13.5
Governmental employee 78 19.8
Private employee 36 9.1
House wife 170 43.1
Merchant 44 11.2
Others 13 3.3
Household head occupational status(n = 318) Daily laborer 39 12.3
Governmental employee 146 46
Private employee 50 15.7
Merchant 67 21
Others 16 5
Monthly income of the family 200–1000 birr 117 29.7
1001–2750 80 20.3
2751–5000 120 30.5
Greater than 5001 77 19.5
Family size  ≥ 4members 209 53
 < 5members 185 47
Under 15 years of children 1 child 155 39.3
 ≥ 2 children 239 60.7
Sex of child Male 221 56.1
Female 173 43.9
Age of child 5–9 years 227 57.6
10–15 years 167 42.4
School grade Currently not attended the school 97 24.6
Grade 1–4 216 54.8
Grade 5 -8yeras 81 20.6