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Table 1 Characteristic of included studies in systematic review and meta-analysis

From: Prevalence of anemia among school-age children in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author Survey period Place of the study Setting Sample size Sampling procedure Age category (years) Anemia (gender subgroup) Overall prevalence (%)
Male (%) Female (%)
Wolde-Gebriel et al. [32] 1993 Not reported Shoa region/Addis Ababa Facility-based 14,740 Simple random sampling 6–18 21 15 18.6
Mekasha and Zerfu [31] 2009 2003 Addis Ababa Facility-based 707 Random cluster sampling 5.83
Herrador et al. [26] 2014 2009 Libo Kemkem and Fogera/Amhara Community-based 764 Multistage cluster sampling 4–15 30.9
Alelign et al. [33] 2015 2010 Durbeta town/Amhara Facility (school) 384 Multistage random sampling 5–15 10 11 10.7
Mahmud et al. [30] 2013 2010 Tigray Facility-based 525 Systematic random sampling 6–15 15 7 11
Assefa et al. [27] 2014 2011 Jimma Town/Oromia Community-based 404 Systematic random sampling technique 6–14 41 35 37.6
Mesfin et al. [29] 2015 2012 Kersa/Harar Facility-based 1755 Simple Random sampling 5–14 27 27 27.1
Teji et al. [25] 2016 2012–2013 Babile district/Harar Community-based 547 Simple random sampling 10–19 32 32
Desalegn et al. [22] 2104 2013 Jimma Town/Oromia Community-based 586 Multistage randomsampling 6–12 40 36 43.7
Gutema et al. [23] 2104 2013 Filtu Town/Somali region, Community-based 355 Systematic Random Sampling. 5–15 28 19 23.66
Adem et al. [2] 2015 2014 Berahle district/Afar Facility-based 338 Multi stage Random sampling 14–19 23 22.8
Tesfaye et al. [6] 2015 2014 Bonga Town/ Southern region Facility-based 408 Systematic random sampling 12–19 9 19 15.2
Chane et al. [24] 2016 2016 Mihur aklil district, Gurage Zone/Southern Community-based 517 Systematic simple random sampling 5–10 58 42 21.71