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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of Roma Children under 5 in Roma Settlements, UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Serbia, 2005 (n = 1192).

From: Risk factors for childhood malnutrition in Roma settlements in Serbia

Characteristic n %
Type of settlement   
   Urban 872 73.2
   Rural 320 26.9
Region   
   Vojvodina 291 24.4
   Belgrade 289 24.2
   Central Serbia 612 51.3
Child's age   
   < 6 months 124 10.4
   6-11 months 117 9.8
   12-23 months 272 22.8
   24-35 months 231 19.4
   36-47 months 221 18.5
   48-59 months 227 19.0
Child's sex   
   Male 625 51.3
   Female 593 48.7
Mother's education   
   Primary or less 1170 96.0
   Secondary 48 4.0
Mother's literacya   
   Cannot read sentence 416 33.5
   Can read part of sentence 393 14.5
   Can read entire sentence 351 51.9
Father's education   
   Primary or less 1017 83.9
   Secondary 125 10.2
   Father not in household 73 6.0
Mother's marital status   
   Currently married/in 1101 95.2
union 53 4.6
   Formerly married/in union 3 0.3
   Never married   
Mother's age at first marriageb   
   15 years or less 317 40.5
   16-17 years 253 30.7
   18 years or more 236 28.8
Religion of head of household   
   Orthodox 596 50.0
   Catholic 18 1.5
   Islamic 508 42.6
   Protestant 29 2.4
   No religion 30 2.5
   Other 11 0.9
Mother tongue of head of household   
   Serbian 91 7.6
   Bosnian 5 0.4
   Romani 1039 87.2
   Albanian 48 4.0
   Other 9 0.8
  1. a Of women with less than secondary education (n = 1017); numbers do not add to 1017 due to missing values
  2. b Of women ever married (n = 1154); numbers do not add to 1154 due to missing values