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Table 1 Socio–demographic characteristics of mothers in Butajira HDSS, Southern Ethiopia, April, 2016 (n = 482)

From: Spatial distribution of under immunization among children 12–23 months old in Butajira HDSS, southern Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Educational status
Did not attend school 268 55.6
Attended School 214 44.4
Primary 136 63.5
Secondary 57 26.5
Certificate and Higher 21 9.8
Marital status
Married 470 97.5
Divorced 3 0.62
Separated or Widowed 6 1.25
Single 3 0.62
Main Occupation
House wife 273 77.3
Merchant 88 18.2
Other (Government employee, Farmer or Daily Laborer) 21 4.2
Religion
Muslim 377 78.2
Orthodox Christian 59 12.2
Protestant 44 9.13
Other 2 0.14
Ethnic group
Welene 8 1.6
Sodo 38 7.9
Dobi 13 2.7
Meskan 235 48.7
Mareko 53 11
Silti 96 19.9
Other 39 8.1
Mothers age in years
15–24 82 17
25–34 314 65
35–49 86 18
Number of births by the Mother
1 89 18.5
2–5 282 58.5
> 6 111 23