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Table 1 Description of variables used in analysis

From: The rise in stunting in relation to avian influenza and food consumption patterns in Lower Egypt in comparison to Upper Egypt: results from 2005 and 2008 Demographic and Health Surveys

Variables Description and defined categories
Child level nutrition-related factors
Age 0 = 6 to 11 months
1 = 12 to 23 months
Gender 0 = female 1 = male
Diarrhea 0 = Child did not have diarrhea in the last 2 weeks
1 = Child had diarrhea in the last 2 weeks
Short, rapid breathing with cough 0 = Child did not experience short, rapid breaths with a cough
1 = Child experienced short, rapid breaths with a cough
Consumption of food groups/ specific foods* 1 = Grains, roots and tubers
2 = Legumes and nuts
3 = Dairy products
4 – Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and organ meats
5 = Eggs
6 = Vitamin A rich fruits and vegetables
7 = Other fruits and vegetables
8 = Sugary foods*
Maternal level nutrition-related factors  
Education 0 = No Education
1 = Primary Education
2 = Secondary Education
3 = Higher
Age Mother’s age in years
Body Mass Index (BMI) 1 = Thin/Normal (<25 kg/m2)
2 = Overweight (25 to 30 km/g2)
3 = Obese (>30 kg/m2)
Consumption of food groups 1 = Grains, roots and tubers
2 = Legumes and nuts
3 = Dairy products
4 – Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and organ meats
5 = Eggs
6 = Vitamin A rich fruits and vegetables
7 = Other fruits and vegetables
Birth interval <24 months, 24–47 months, first born or 48+
Perceived size at birth Subjective assessment by the mother: (1 = very small, 2 = smaller than average, 3 = average or larger)
Socioeconomic factors
Location of Residence 1 = Urban 2 = Rural
Wealth quintile 1 = Poorest
2 = Poor
3 = Middle
4 = Richer
5 = Richest