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Table 2 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics with nutritional status in children

From: Nutritional status and correlated socio-economic factors among preschool and school children in plantation communities, Sri Lanka

Variables WAZ HAZ BAZ
Normal Underweight Normal Stunting Normal Wasting
(N = 352) (n = 195) (n = 400) (n = 147) (n = 367) (n = 180)
Individual Characteristics
 Gender (1 = Female, 0 = Male) 197 (56.0%) 92 (47.8%) 217 (54.2%) 72 (49.0%) 196 (53.4%) 93 (51.7%)
 No. of Siblings (1 = > 2, 0 = ≤ 2) 96 (27.3%) 55 (28.2%) 112 (28.0%) 39 (26.5%) 98 (26.7%) 53 (29.4%)
 Birth Order (1 = > 2, 0 = ≤ 2) 71 (20.2%) 36 (18.5%) 75 (18.8%) 32 (21.8%) 78 (21.3%) 29 (16.1%)
 No. of Family members (1 = > 5, 0 = ≤ 5) 200 (56.8%) 113 (57.9%) 233 (58.3%) 80 (54.7%) 210 (57.2%) 103 (57.2%)
Education and Employment status of parents
 Father completed secondary education or above (1 = Yes, 0 = No) 135 (38.4%) 65 (33.3%) 144 (36.0%) 56 (38.1%) 139 (37.9%) 61 (33.9%)
 Mother completed secondary education or above (1 = Yes, 0 = No) 135 (38.4%) 75 (38.5%) 146 (36.5%) 64 (43.5%) 155 (42.2%) 55 (30.6%)
 Father is employed (1 = Yes, 0 = No) 322 (91.5%) 179 (91.8%) 367 (91.8%) 134 (91.2%) 338 (92.1%) 163 (90.6%)
 Mother is employed (1 = Yes, 0 = No) 141 (40.1%) 58 (29.7%) 142 (35.5%) 57 (38.8%) 148 (40.3%) 51 (28.3%)
Household Characteristics
 Type of Dwellings (1 = Attached house, 0 = Separate house) 276 (78.4%) 151 (77.4%) 318 (79.5%) 109 (74.1%) 283 (77.1%) 144 (80.0%)
 No. of Rooms (1 = ≤ 2, 0 = > 2) 182 (51.7%) 103 (52.8%) 200 (50.0%) 85 (57.8%) 197 (53.7%) 88 (48.9%)
 Floor (1 = Cement, 0 = Earthen) 301 (85.5%) 160 (82.1%) 343 (85.8%) 118 (80.3%) 305 (83.1%) 156 (86.7%)
 Wall (1 = Cement, 0 = Wood/mud) 293 (83.2%) 159 (81.5%) 333 (83.3%) 119 (81.0%) 302 (82.3%) 150 (83.3%)
 Roof (1 = Metal laminate, 0 = Board laminate) 302 (85.8%) 174 (89.2%) 348 (87.0%) 128 (87.1%) 316 (86.1%) 160 (88.9%)
 House own latrine (1 = Yes, 0 = No) 205 (58.2%) 123 (63.1%) 244 (61.0%) 84 (57.1%) 223 (60.8%) 105 (58.3%)
 Source of drinking water (1 = Treated, 0 = Untreated) 114 (32.4%) 57 (29.2%) 127 (31.8%) 44 (29.9%) 116 (31.6%) 55 (30.6%)
 Monthly income (1 = ≤ 20,000, 0 = > 20,000 Rupees) 268 (76.1%) 146 (74.9%) 302 (75.5%) 112 (76.2%) 269 (77.3%) 145 (80.6%)