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Table 1 Per cent distribution of child health outcomes by household and child characteristics, BFHS 2007

From: Household composition and child health in Botswana

CharacteristicStunted (below −2 SD height/age)Diarrhoea in the last two weeks before the survey
%TotalN% missing95% CI%TotalN% missing95% CI
Household size (persons)
 2–327.32632733.721.9,33.417.02732730.012.7,22.4
 4–627.7100410948.224.6,30.916.3109210940.214.1,18.8
 7+32.4120612946.829.7,35.219.6129312940.117.4,22.0
Household wealth
 Poorest33.86877407.130.1,37.622.37367400.519.2,25.8
 Second35.17197716.831.6,38.818.27717710.015.6,21.2
 Middle27.73984297.323.3,32.718.14294290.014.6,22.3
 Fourth25.33613907.620.0,31.516.93903900.013.2,21.2
 Richest17.63093326.713.6,22.68.93323320.06.1,12.8
Regiona
 North26.22803027.321.1,32.121.33023020.016.6,26.9
 South25.37187787.722.0,29.016.37787780.013.7,19.3
 West33.04424868.928.7,37.621.64844860.318.1,25.6
 East & North East33.82562715.626.9,41.514.32712710.010.6,19.1
 Central32.57798265.729.2,36.117.58248260.314.9,20.4
Residence
 City/Town25.64114416.820.7,31.115.84414410.012.6,19.7
 Urban village27.88228796.524.8,31.117.38798790.014.9,20.1
 Rural32.8124113427.530.0,35.619.1133913420.316.9,21.5
Number of children under five years in a household
 1–229.1197521297.226.9,31.317.1212521290.215.5,18.9
 3–633.34995336.429.2,37.821.55335330.018.0,25.4
Child’s age group (months)
 0–523.92152389.718.3,30.716.82382380.012.3,22.5
 6–1128.72712999.623.4,34.728.32992990.023.2,33.9
 12–2343.45395776.738.7,48.329.15775770.025.1,33.3
 24–3535.75345726.631.6,40.017.75725720.014.7,21.2
 36–4724.04875267.320.3,28.29.15245260.36.8,11.9
 48–6016.44294504.813.0,20.58.34484500.55.9,11.4
Child’s sex
 Female27.3123313246.924.6,30.219.0132213240.216.8,21.4
 Male32.6124113387.329.9,35.417.0133613380.114.9,19.2
Grand Total29.9247426627.128.0,31.918.0265826620.116.5,19.6
  1. Total = all children with and without stunting/diarrhoea. N = All children, including those with missing data. aRegion is coded from all the districts in Botswana. North includes Ngamiland East, Ngamiland West, Ngamiland Chobe, Kgalagadi North districts. South includes Gaborone, Lobatse, Jwaneng, South East, Kweneng East, Kgatleng districts. West includes Southern Ngwaketse, Southern Borolong, Southern Ngwaketse West, Kgalagadi South, Kweneng West, Ghanzi districts. East and North East include Francistown, Selebi Phikwe, and North East districts. Central covers Orapa, Sowa, Serowe/Palapye, Mahalapye, Bobirwa and Tutume districts