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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children and their parents at Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia, September 2011

From: Predictors of Dental caries among children 7–14 years old in Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency Percentage
Age   
 7-10 507 60.2
 11-14 335 39.8
Sex   
Male 379 45
Female 463 55
Ethnicity   
Amhara 727 86.3
Tigrie 73 8.7
Other 42 5
Religion   
Orthodox 692 82.2
Muslim 119 14.1
Protestant 13 1.5
Catholic 11 1.3
Other 7 0.8
Marital status of parents   
Married 559 66.4
Single 25 3.0
Divorced 142 16.9
Widowed 116 13.8
Educational status of mother   
Illiterate 234 27.8
Can read and write 51 6.1
1-6 grade 155 18.4
7-12 grade 273 32.4
>12 grade 129 15.3
Educational status of father   
Illiterate 112 13.3
Can read and write 94 11.2
1-6 grade 125 14.8
7-12 grade 243 28.9
>12 grade 268 31.8
Educational status of child   
0-4 593 70.4
5-8 249 29.6
Monthly Income (US dollar)   
<27 363 43.1
28–56 239 28.4
57–84 66 7.8
85–112 93 11.0
113–167 46 5.5
>168 35 4.2