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Table 1 The demographic characteristic of children 6 to 23 months of age (n = 4450)

From: Prevalence and risk factors of anemia among children aged 6–23 months in Huaihua, Hunan Province

Characteristic Frequencies Percent (%)
Sex
 Boys 2345 52.70
 Girls 2105 47.30
Age
 6~ 11 months 1536 34.52
 12~ 17 months 1411 31.71
 18~ 23 months 1503 33.78
Mother’s ethnicity
 Han 2219 49.87
 Dong 991 22.27
 Miao 1012 22.74
 Others 228 5.12
Mother’s educational level
 Primary 409 9.19
 Junior 2953 66.36
 Senior 828 18.61
 University 260 5.84
Mother’s occupation
 Homemakers 2169 48.74
 Professionals 143 3.21
 Commerce 227 5.10
 Animal husbandry and fishery 1225 27.53
 Operators equipment 79 1.78
 Others 607 13.64
Father’s ethnicity
 Han 2133 47.93
 Dong 1120 25.17
 Miao 1007 22.63
 Others 190 4.27
Father’s occupation
 Homemakers 791 17.78
 Professionals 316 7.10
 Commerce 350 7.87
 Animal husbandry and fishery 1678 37.71
 Operators equipment 305 6.85
 Others 1010 22.70
Father’s educational level
 Primary 326 7.33
 Junior 2957 66.45
 Senior 858 19.28
 University 309 6.94
Caregiver’s groups
 Mothers 2746 61.71
 Fathers 42 0.94
 Grandparents 1651 37.10
 Others 11 0.25
Caregiver’s educational level
 Primary 3243 72.88
 Junior 938 21.08
 Senior 257 5.78
 University 12 0.27
Caregiver’s occupation
 Professionals 16 0.36
 Homemakers 4434 99.64
Anemia status
 Normal 3127 70.27
 Anemia 1323 29.73