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Table 2 General characteristics of the study population in Jatinegara sub-district, East Jakarta (n = 274)

From: Association of food-hygiene practices and diarrhea prevalence among Indonesian young children from low socioeconomic urban areas

Variables n (%) or median (min-max)
Area of living:  
Flooding site 168 (61%)
Non flooding site 106 (39%)
Children  
  Median age (months) 31.1 (12.1 – 59.8)
  Age group (months)  
  12 – 23 93 (34%)
  24 – 35 71 (26%)
  36 – 47 65 (24%)
  48 – 59 45 (16%)
  Gender  
  Boy 151 (55%)
  Girl 123 (45%)
Mother  
Median age (years) 30 (17–50)
  Length of schooling (n = 273)a  
  ≤9 years 156 (57%)
  >9 years 116 (43%)
Household  
  Nuclear or extended familyb 143 (52%) or 131 (48%)
  Family size 6 (3–22)
Socioeconomic statusc  
  Medium – low 125 (46%)
  Very low 149 (54%)
  1. aOne mother was illiterate.
  2. bNuclear family consists of only father, mother and children; extended family consisted of a nuclear family and their close relatives living under the same roof.
  3. cCategorised based on total score of socioeconomic status (SES) criteria of local government (ownership of the house, monthly income, monthly expenditure, type of floor, and availability of latrine).