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Table 1 Summary of selected background characteristics (n = 2716)

From: Simultaneous quantile regression and determinants of under-five severe chronic malnutrition in Ghana

Variablesn(%)
Severely stunted
 No2572 (94.7)
 Yes144 (5.3)
Type of birth
 Single2593 (95.5)
 Multiple123 (4.5)
Sex
 Male1406 (51.8)
 Female1310 (48.2)
Age
 0–24 months1217 (44.8)
 25–59 months1499 (55.2)
Had diarrhoea
 No2385 (87.8)
 Yes331 (12.2)
Had fever
 No2302 (84.8)
 Yes414 (15.2)
Place of delivery
 Health facility1866 (68.7)
 Home850 (31.3)
Size at birth
 Large/average2273 (83.7)
 Small443 (16.3)
  < 26 years715 (26.3)
 26–35 years1334 (49.1)
  > 35 years667 (24.6)
Number of children < 5 years
1–31477 (54.4)
  > 31239 (45.6)
Health insurance status
 Had no health insurance812 (29.9)
 Had health insurance1904 (70.1)
Currently breastfeeding
 No1103 (40.6)
 Yes1613 (59.4)
Wealth status
 Average/ rich1255 (46.2)
 Poor1461 (53.8)
Maternal educational level
 Primary/higher1744 (64.2)
 No formal education972 (35.8)