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Table 1 Definition of variables used in the analysis

From: Disparity of anemia prevalence and associated factors among rural to urban migrant and the local children under two years old: a population based cross-sectional study in Pinghu, China

Variable Values
Dependent variables  
Anemia (hemoglobin level <110 g/L) 1. Yes 0. No  
Independent variables    
Age of child (months) 1. 6 ~ 11 2. 12 ~ 17 3. 18 ~ 23
Gender of child 1. Boy 0. Girl  
Education of mother 1. Low 2. Medium 3. High
Occupation of mother 1. Not work for payment 0. Employed  
Annual family income (thousand RMB Yuan) 1. Poor < 50 2. Middle 50-100 3. Rich > 100
Caregivers 1. Parents only 0. Parents & others
Elder sibling/sa 1. Yes 0. No
Timely child health careb 1. Yes 0. No
Breastfeeding at 6 monthsc 1. Yes 0. No
Irond 1. Yes 0. No
MDDe 1. Yes 0. No
MMFf 1. Yes 0. No
  1. aElder sibling/s: family had more than one child indicate the investigated child at least has one elder sibling/s.
  2. bTimely child health care: child health care received by age(month) in time.
  3. cBreastfeeding at 6 months: for children aged 6–23 months fed breast milk at aged 6 months.
  4. dIron: consumption of iron-rich and/or iron-fortified foods.
  5. eMDD: minimum dietary diversity.
  6. fMMF: minimum meal frequency.