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Table 1 The table shows the socio-demographic characteristics of parents and children < 18 years old in Tole District, Oromia Regional State, and South-West Ethiopia

From: Determinants of traditional medicine utilization for children: a parental level study in Tole District, Oromia, Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (n = 267)Percentage
Sex of the FamilyMale9535.6
Female17264.4
Sex of a ChildMale15156.6
Female11643.4
Age category of Parents20–297628.5
30–3912948.3
40–494516.8
≥50176.4
Religion AffiliationOrthodox Christian24892.9
Muslim20.7
Waqefata72.6
Protestant Christian103.7
Marital StatusMarried25194.0
Single31.1
Widowed62.2
Divorced72.6
Educational status of the FamilyNot Read and Write14253.2
Read and Write145.2
1st Cycle (Grade 1–4)3814.2
2nd Cycle (Grade 5–8)4416.5
High School (Grade 9–10)166.0
Preparatory (Grade 11–12)62.2
Tertiary Education72.6
No. of children < 18 years1–28130.3
3–413650.9
5–75018.7
Monthly income of household (Birr)a< 50015156.6
> 50011643.4
ResidenceUrban8531.8
Rural18268.2
  1. aBirr =0.045611USD or 1USD = 21.5 Birr during data collection