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Table 2 Selection of predictors and outcome variables

From: Risk factors of stunting among children living in an urban slum of Bangladesh: findings of a prospective cohort study

Factors Explanatory variables Outcome
Inherent Age, sex Stunting between 12 and 24 months of age
Proximal Total days of exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life, average number of days suffered from diarrhoea/month, average dietary diversity score at 12, 18 and 24 months of age, proportion of calorie coming from complementary foods (carbohydrate and protein) at 12, 18 and 24 months of age
Intermediate Maternal age, Length for age Z-score at birth, Weight for
  age Z-score at birth, improved toilet, drinking water source  
Distal Maternal education, household asset index