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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of social demographic characteristics and stunting

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

Characteristic Attribute N Stunted (%) Chi-square p-value
Age of the head of the Household (years)
  <35 377 46.7   
  35+ 301 53.5 3.099 0.078
Sex of the head of the household (years)
  Female 218 46.8   
  Male 460 51.1 1.092 0.296
Respondent married
  Married 526 50   
  Un-married 144 49.3 0.0218 0.883
Education of the head of the Household
  7 years or more 467 48.6 0.722  
  Less than 7 years 211 52.1   0.395
Mothers education
  7 years of more 389 44.9   
  Less than 7 years and more 289 56.1 8.126 0.004
Mothers age group
  <25 217 54.4   
  25+ 461 47.5 2.788 0.095
Number of children
  <5 542 48.5   
  5+ 136 54.4 1.508 0.220
Number of people in household
  <5 289 48.8   
  5+ 389 50.4 0.169 0.681
Distance to health facility
  <5 125 39.2   
  5+ 553 52.1 6.675 0.009
Time to water sources
  <30 169 43.2   
  30+ 509 51.9 3.816 0.051
Size of farm owned
  <5 549 51.0   
  5+ 129 44.2 1.941 0.164
Livestock
  Yes 339 48.7   
  No 339 50.7 0.289 0.591