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Table 1 Social demographic and economic characteristics of the study population

From: Prevalence and determinants of stunting in under-five children in central Tanzania: remaining threats to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4

Characteristic Variable N %
Age of the head of household (years)
  <35 377 55.6
  35+ 301 44.4
Sex of the head of Household
  Female 218 32.2
  Male 460 67.8
Respondent marital status
  Married 526 78.5
  Un-married 144 21.5
Education of the head of Household (years)
  7 years or more 467 68.9
  Less than 7 years 211 31.1
Mothers education
  7 years of more 389 57.4
  Less than 7 years and more 289 42.6
Mothers age group
  <25 217 32.0
  25+ 461 68.0
Number of children
  <5 542 79.9
  5+ 136 20.1
Number of people in household
  <5 289 43.6
  5+ 389 57.4
Distance to health facility
  <5 125 18.4
  5+ 553 81.6
Time to water sources (minutes)
  <30 169 24.9
  30+ 509 75.1
Size of farm owned (acres)
  <5 549 81.0
  5+ 129 19.0
Own livestock
  Yes 339 50.0
  No 339 50.0