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Table 2 Characteristics and related practices of study population (N = 988)

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

   Total Migrant Permanent P*
% (N = 988) % (n = 667) % (n = 321)
Children      
Age 6 ~ 41.4 (409) 44.7 (298) 34.6 (111) 0.009
(Months) 12~ 30.4 (300) 29.1 (194) 33.0 (106)  
  18~ 28.2 (279) 26.2 (175) 32.4 (104)  
Gender Boy 55.6 (549) 56.2 (375) 54.2 (174) 0.550
  Girl 44.4 (439) 43.8 (292) 45.8 (147)  
Mother      
Education Low 19.1 (189) 26.2 (175) 4.4 ( 14) <0.001
  Medium 55.9 (552) 62.9 (419) 41.4 (133)  
  High 25.0 (247) 10.9 ( 73) 54.2 (174)  
Occupation Employed 55.6 (549) 45.0 (300) 77.6 (249) <0.001
  Not work for payment 44.4 (439) 55.0 (367) 22.4 ( 72)  
Family      
Annual income Poor 48.1 (475) 59.8 (399) 23.7 ( 76) <0.001
  Middle 34.5 (341) 28.5 (190) 47.0 (151)  
  Rich 17.4 (172) 11.7 ( 78) 29.3 ( 94)  
Caregivers Parents only 40.6 (401) 55.8 (372) 9.0 ( 29) <0.001
  Parents & others 59.4 (587) 44.2 (295) 91.0 (292)  
Elder sibling/s Yes 30.2 (298) 37.2 (248) 15.6 ( 50) <0.001
  No 69.8 (690) 62.8 (419) 84.4 (271)  
Child health care & feeding     
Timely child health care Yes 11.0 (109) 5.2 ( 35) 23.1 (74) <0.001
No 89.0 (879) 94.8 (632) 84.4 (247)  
Breastfeeding at 6 months Yes 74.4 (735) 78.4 (523) 66.0 (212) <0.001
No 25.6 (253) 21.6 (144) 34.0 (109)  
Iron Yes 88.0 (869) 83.5 (557) 97.2 (312) <0.001
  No 12.0 (119) 16.5 (110) 2.8 ( 9)  
MDD Yes 77.3 (764) 72.1 (481) 88.2 (283) <0.001
  No 22.7 (224) 27.9 (186) 11.8 ( 38)  
MMF Yes 77.8 (769) 73.5 (490) 86.9 (279) <0.001
  No 22.2 (219) 26.5 (177) 13.1 ( 42)  
  1. *Pearson Chi-square test.