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Table 2 Predicted excess morbidity (percentage points) by age and social group*

From: “Health divide” between indigenous and non-indigenous populations in Kerala, India: Population based study

Age group Social group Underweight Anaemia Hypertension
Young FC [Ref]       
  OBC +3.6 −7.7, 15.0 −0.3 −3.0, 2.3 +1.6 −3.8, 6.9
  Other ST +13.1 1.0, 25.2 +2.5 −1.5, 6.4 +6.4 −0.5, 13.3
  Paniya +31.4 20.0, 42.8 +13.6 7.3, 19.9 +10.1 3.0, 17.3
Middle age FC [Ref]       
  OBC +3.7 −4.2, 11.5 −2.0 −5.7, 1.6 +0.8 −7.4, 9.0
  Other ST +24.4 14.2, 34.6 +0.7 −4.2, 5.5 +1.6 −7.4, 10.5
  Paniya +38.6 29.7, 47.4 +11.2 4.8, 17.6 +2.6 −5.6, 10.9
Elderly FC [Ref]       
  OBC +3.6 −12.4, 19.6 −1.5 −8.9, 6.0 −5.9 −22.1, 10.3
  Other ST +16.6 −1.4, 34.6 +0.3 −8.4, 9.0 −0.5 −20.7, 19.6
  Paniya +29.8 13.3, 46.4 +14.1 1.7, 26.5 −11.1 −27.3, 5.2
  1. * Predicted prevalence based on the current distribution of poverty and education across caste-age groups and local population sex ratio.
  2. FC = Forward Castes; OBC = Other Backward Classes; Other ST = Other Scheduled Tribes.