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Table 1 Background characteristics of female respondents of child-bearing age, N = 9949

From: Inequalities in maternal malnutrition in Ethiopia: evidence from a nationally representative data

Characteristics N %
Age of the mother   
15–24 2168 21.8
25–34 5245 52.7
34 +  2536 25.5
Place of residence   
Urban 1147 11.5
Rural 8802 88.5
Work status   
Working 2725 27.4
Not working 7224 72.6
Education of mothers   
No education 6581 66.1
Primary level 2636 26.5
Secondary and above 732 7.4
Education of fathers   
No education 5092 51.2
Primary 3691 37.1
Secondary and higher 1166 11.7
Household size   
1–3 members 961 9.7
4–7 members 5037 50.6
7 +  3951 39.7
Wealth index   
Poorest 2335 23.5
Poorer 2236 22.5
Middle 2074 20.8
Richer 1796 18.1
Richest 1508 15.2
Family structure   
Monogamous 8314 83.6
Polygamous 1082 10.9