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Table 2 Home based characteristics of children 2–59 months age in Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 296 case and 592 controls)

From: Predictors of community acquired childhood pneumonia among 2–59 months old children in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Variables Pneumonia status
Cases, n (%) Controls, n (%)
Main material of roof
 Thatched roof 16 (1.4) 8 (1.4)
 Corrugated iron 280(98.6) 584 (98.6)
Main material of floor
 Earth with mud/others 176 (59.5) 298 (50.3)
 Cement/brick 120 (40.5) 294 (49.7)
Distance from Health Centers
 < 5 km 172(58.1) 106 (17.9)
 5–10 km 100 (33.8) 348 (58.8)
 > 11 km 24 (8.1) 138 (23.3)
Presence of Separate kitchen in the house
 Yes 252 (85.1) 576 (97.3)
 No 44 (14.9) 16 (2.7)
N o and Open of kitchen windows during cooking
 Yes 188 (63.5) 572 (96.6)
 No 108 (36.5) 20 (3.4)
Separate Cattle room
 Yes 72 (24.3) 78 (13.2)
 No 224 (75.7) 514 (86.8)
Presence of window in the house
 Yes 286 (96.6) 578 (99.3)
 No 10 (3.4) 14 (0.7)
Source of water
 Pipe water 216 (73.0) 484 (83.4)
 Protected spring water 80 (27.0) 98 (16.6)
Cooking practices in the houses
 Wood/dung 150 (50.7) 332 (56.1)
 Charcoal 20 (6.8) 34 (6.7)
 Stove/gasoil 22 (6.8) 26 (3..4)
 Electricity 104 (35.7) 200 (33.8)
Mother/caregiver carrying child at the back while cooking
 Yes 146 (49.3) 338 (57.1)
 No 150 (50.7) 254 (42.9)
Child caring practice in the house
 Parental care 230 (77.7) 420 (70.9)
 Housemaid 66 (22.3) 172 (29.1)
Persons share bed during sleeping
 Three or less 272 (91.9) 570 (96.3)
 More than Three 24 (8.1) 22 (3.7)
UHEP HH Status
 Trained and graduated 8 (2.1) 36 (6.1)
 On training 144 (49.3) 318 (53.7)
 Not Packaged 144 (48.6) 238 (40.2)