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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (n = 1651)

From: Pregnant mothers are more anemic than lactating mothers, a comparative cross-sectional study, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

SN Population profile Frequency Percentage
1. Age 16–25 1279 77.5
26–35 316 19.1
36–45 56 3.4
2. Residence Urban 865 52.4
Rural 786 47.6
3. Religion Orthodox 1596 96.7
Muslim 45 2.7
Protestant 10 0.6
4. Ethnicity Amhara 1488 90.1
Agaw 110 6.7
Oromo 13 0.8
Tigray 23 14
Others 17 1
5. Educational status Illiterate 40 2.4
Elementary 408 24.7
Secondary 318 19.3
Certificate 399 24.2
Diploma 242 14.7
First degree 227 13.7
Second degree 17 1
6. Occupation Housewife 814 49.3
Government employee 306 16.5
Merchants 161 9.8
Farmers 156 9.4
NGO employee 157 9.5
Others 57 3.5