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Table 1 Characteristics of the under-five children (6-59 months) studied, IHS-2 data

From: Seasonal variation of child under nutrition in Malawi: is seasonal food availability an important factor? Findings from a national level cross-sectional study

Variable Percentage N
Period of interview is March to August 60.0 6,687
Child characteristics   
Stunted 50.1 6,687
Underweight 12.7 6,687
Participates in a nutrition intervention 3.5 6,678
Participates in an under-five clinic 60.6 6,680
Female 51.1 6,687
Children ill in the past two weeks 39.6 6,687
Household characteristics   
Household has a toilet facility 84.0 6,687
Household had piped or protected water source 66.9 6,687
House has no permanent roof 17.9 6,687
House does not have an improved floor 81.5 6,687
Household head has no education qualification 75.8 6,687
Household head has primary education 10.6 6,687
Household head has junior secondary school education or higher 14.4 6,687
Poor 55.2 6,687
Location characteristics   
Urban 9.6 6,687
North 11.9 6,687
Central 42.5 6,687
South 45.6 6,687