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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the parents and households in Bangladesh based on BDHS 2007

From: Predictors of the number of under-five malnourished children in Bangladesh: application of the generalized poisson regression model

Predictors n (%) Mean Predictors n (%) Mean
Place of residence:    Sources of drinking water:   
Urban 1590 (35.70)   Piped water 299 (6.70)  
Rural 2870 (64.30)   Tube well water 3595 (80.60)  
Mother’s education:    Others 566 (12.70)  
No education 1136 (25.50)   Religion:   
1-5 years education 1371 (30.70)   Islam 4050 (90.81)  
6-10 years education 1566 (35.10)   Others 410 (9.19)  
11+ years education 385 (8.60)   Access to media:   
Father’s education:    Yes 919 (29.10)  
No education 1437 (32.20)   No 3127 (70.10)  
1-5 years education 1240 (27.80)   Wealth index:   
6-10 years education 1184 (26.50)   Lowest quintile 849 (19.00)  
11+ years education 594 (13.30)   Second quintile 901 (20.20)  
Father’s occupation:    Middle quintile 835 (18.80)  
Farmer 1118 (25.53   Fourth quintile 850 (19.00)  
Worker 2003 (45.75)   Highest quintile 1025 (23.00)  
Professional 201 (4.59)     
Business 1056 (24.12)   Total number of children ever born to a woman   2.67
Toilet facility:    Total number of children dead in a family   0.24
Yes 3286 (74.00)     
No 1153 (26.00)