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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of heads of households in rural Wadla district, northern Ethiopia, 2017

From: Prevalence and associations of active trachoma among rural preschool children in Wadla district, northern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (n = 499) Percent (%)
Sex of head of a household
 Male 383 76.8
 Female 116 23.2
Marital status of head of a household
 Married 492 98.6
 Divorce 7 1.4
Wealth index
 Poor 144 28.9
 Medium 279 55.9
 Rich 76 15.2
Occupation of head of a household
 Farmer 466 93.4
 Merchant 17 3.4
 Government employee 16 3.2
Educational status of head of a household
 Unable to read and write 325 65.1
 Able to read and write 109 21.8
 Up to grade 8 35 7
 Grade 9 to 12 19 3.8
 Diploma and above 11 2.2
Educational status of mothers
 Unable to read and write 380 76.2
 Able to read and write 55 11
 Up to grade 8 23 4.6
 Grade 9 to 12 35 7
 Diploma 6 1.2
Number of rooms in the house (observation)
 One 424 85
 Two and more 75 15
 Family size
 Less than 6 286 57.3
 Greater than and equal to 6 213 42.7
Total number of children less than five years in a house
 One 424 85
 Two 69 13.8
 Three 6 1.2
Number of children less than ten years in a house
 One 132 26.5
 Two 240 48.1
 Three 102 20.4
 Four 25 5
Adult face washing habit (self-report)
 At least one times per a day 417 83.6
 Less than 7 times per a week 82 16.4
  1. In addition to the socio-demographic characteristics, the environmental characteristics of households are shown in Table 2.