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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children and their parents in selected primary schools in Sululta, Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 526)

From: Intestinal helminthic infection and allergic disorders among school children enrolled in mass deworming program, Sululta, Ethiopia

Variables Total number Percent
Sex
 Male 220 41.8
 Female 306 58.2
Age category in years
 5–9 158 30.0
 10–14 368 70.0
Mother's education
 Illiterate 274 52.1
 Write & read 92 17.5
 Primary 110 20.9
 High school 30 5.7
 Higher education 20 3.8
Father's education
 Illiterate 92 17.5
 Write &read 176 33.5
 Primary 155 29.5
 High school 74 14.1
 Higher education 29 5.5
Residence
 Urban 400 76
 Rural 126 24
Grade level
 Kg 59 11.2
 1–4 302 57.4
 5–8 165 31.4
Deworming status
 Yes 427 81.2
 No 99 18.8
Maternal occupation
 Civil servant 35 6.7
 House wife 308 58.6
 Private 35 6.7
 Farmer 12 2.3
 Daily laborer 71 13.5
 Merchant 65 12.4
Paternal occupation
 Civil servant 86 16.3
 Private 98 18.6
 Merchant 138 26.2
 Daily laborer 129 24.5
 Farmer 51 9.7
 No work 24 4.6