Skip to main content

Table 1 General household, maternal and child characteristics in Nicaragua

From: Socio-economic resources, young child feeding practices, consumption of highly processed snacks and sugar-sweetened beverages: a population-based survey in rural northwestern Nicaragua

Characteristics (n = 1,371) %1 n/N1,2
Household   
Housing quality   
Tap water 22.2 305/1371
Latrine/toilet 75.7 1037/1371
Soil/Earth floor 68.1 933/1371
Wall of adobe/brick/wood 98.0 1343/1371
Electricity 78.5 1076/1371
Home garden in use 8.0 108/1352
Food insecurity   
Severely food insecure 36.0 494/1371
Moderately food insecure 51.0 700/1371
Mildly food insecure 6.9 95/1371
Food secure 6.0 82/1371
Maternal   
Age category (year)   
<20 12.8 175/1366
20-29 48.6 664/1366
30-39 30.7 420/1366
40+ 7.8 107/1366
Education   
<5 years 35.8 488/1364
5-9 years 43.1 588/1364
≥10 years 21.1 288/1364
Marital status   
Single/divorced/widow 12.8 176/1371
Married/with partner 87.2 1195/1371
Occupation   
Teacher/health worker/office worker 5.4 73/1364
Other (i.e. student, artisan) 5.1 70/1364
Housewife 89.5 1221/1364
Child   
Age category (month)   
0-5 16.8 231/1371
6-11 18.2 250/1371
12-23 32.2 441/1371
24-35 32.7 449/1371
Gender   
Girls 50.8 697/1371
  1. 1Values are percentages (%) and (n/N); 2Variation in denominator is due to missing data.