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Table 2 Household characteristics

From: Anemia among children aged 2–5 years in the Gaza Strip- Palestinian: a cross sectional study

Variables n = 357 (%) Mean (SD)
Geographical location   
El Remal (Urban area) 100 (28.0)  
Al Qarara (Rural area) 40 (11.2)  
Jabalya (Refugee Camp) 217 (60.8)  
Monthly income (Shekel)   
Above poverty line >1400 112 (31.4)  
Under poverty line ≤1400 245 (68.6)  
Household assistance   
Yes 185 (51.8)  
No 172 (48.2)  
Household size   6.5 (1.99)
Father’s education level   
High 133 (37.3)  
Medium 195 (54.6)  
Low 29 (8.1)  
Father’s working   
Yes 275 (77.0)  
No 82 (23.0)  
Mother’s education level   
High 79 (22.1)  
Medium 258 (72.3)  
Low 20 (5.6)  
Mother’s job   
Employed mother 18 (5.0)  
Housewife 339 (95.0)  
  1. US$ = 3.90 Shekel.