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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of mothers or caregivers, Aneded District, North West Ethiopia, 2016

From: Mothers’ health care seeking behavior and associated factors for common childhood illnesses, Northwest Ethiopia: community based cross-sectional study

Variable (n = 410) Frequency Percent (%)
Age of the mothers 18–24 years 58 14.1
  25–34 237 57.8
  35–49 111 27.1
  50+ 4 1.0
Marital status Married 369 90.0
  Single 28 6.8
  Divorced 12 2.9
  Widowed 1 0.2
Family size < 5 162 40
  5–7 215 52.4
8+ 33 8.1
Mothers` occupation House wife 369 90.0
  Farmer 29 7.1
  Merchant 10 2.4
  Daily laborer 2 0.5
Education of mothers Unable to read and write 356 86.8
  Able to read and write 54 13.2
Husbands’ education (n = 369) Unable to read and write 154 39.2
  Able to read and write 215 60.8