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Table 2 Bivariate associations between the number of under-five malnourished children in a family and different predictors in Bangladesh, 2007

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

Characteristics χ 2 P
Place of residence 55.36* <0.001
Mother’s education 252.70* <0.001
Father’s education 241.91* <0.001
Father’s occupation 123.75* <0.001
Wealth index 253.21* <0.001
Sources of drinking water 34.45* <0.001
Toilet facility 47.48* <0.001
Religion 0.01 0.925
Access to media 14.49* <0.001
Total number of children ever-born to a woman 79.55* <0.001
Total number of children died in a family 30.78* <0.001