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Table 1 Characteristics of UASC by month

From: Community-based surveillance of unaccompanied and separated children in drought-affected northern Ethiopia

  Month   
JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC Total %
Sex
 Male 15 7 4 1 1 4 32 66.7
 Female 8 1 5 0 1 1 16 33.3
Direction
 Arrived 6 6 4 0 2 3 21 43.8
 Departed 11 1 5 1 0 0 18 37.5
 Same community 6 1 0 0 0 2 9 18.8
Age
 0–4 years 2 1 1 0 0 1 5 10.4
 5–9 years 1 2 2 0 0 2 7 14.6
 10–14 years 9 1 1 1 2 2 16 33.3
 15–17 years 7 4 4 0 0 0 15 31.3
 Don’t know 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 10.4
Status
 Separated 12 5 5 0 2 5 29 60.4
 Unaccompanied 11 3 4 1 0 0 19 39.6
Current Caregiver
 Uncle/aunt/grandparent 5 3 2 0 0 5 15 31.3
 Sibling 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 8.3
 Other family 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 6.3
 Non-family adult 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 6.3
 Other children 7 1 4 1 0 0 13 27.1
 Alone 3 1 0 0 1 0 5 10.4
 Don’t know 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 10.4
Reason
 Death of Parents 10 3 2 0 2 0 17 35.4
 Work 8 4 4 1 0 0 17 35.4
 Guardian Disappearance 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 12.5
 Lack of Food 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 10.4
 School 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2.1
 Ran away 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2.1
 Other 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.1