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Table 1 Family behavioural factors, age of mother, household experience of hardships, household economic status, characteristics of the child and access to health services (n = 2373 surviving children in n = 1327 households)

From: Factors associated with the health and nutritional status of children under 5 years of age in Afghanistan: family behaviour related to women and past experience of war-related hardships

Family behavioural factors related to women n %
Lack of education (y vs n) 1327 71.7
Married younger than 16 years (y vs n) 1308 18.3
Lack of maternal autonomy (y vs n) 303 79.1
Preference for female physician (y vs n) 1322 58.4
Age of the mother   
Age of the mother (years) 1322  
   13 to 20   38.3
   21 to 22   26.8
   23 to 38   34.9
Household experience of hardships in the last 5 years   
Shortage of basic material needs 1227 59.1
Forced to leave preferred residence 1316 85.0
Migration inside the country 316 52.9
Migration outside the country 316 32.1
Household economic status   
Monthly income terciles (Afghani) 1322  
First (100 to 4999)   37.9
Second (5000 to 9999)   25.6
Third (10,000 to 60,000)   36.5
No running water 1327 38.1
Characteristics of the child and access to health services   
Female 2373 48.4
Age (months) 2373  
   0–11   22.3
   1 December 2003   24.3
   24–35   19.7
   36–47   17.7
   48–59   15.9
Missing diphtheria, pertusis and tetanus vaccination (y vs n) 2304 17.9