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Table 6 Theil indices for subgroups for food security status and nutritional status distinguished by residence and socioeconomic classes

From: Socioeconomic inequalities in food insecurity and malnutrition among under-five children: within and between-group inequalities in Zimbabwe

  Theil index decomposed by residence
Food security status Nutritional status
Region 2010/11 2015   2010/11 2015  
Theil index [GE (2)] Theil index [GE (2)] Absolute difference Theil index [GE (2)] Theil index [GE (2)] Absolute difference
Urban 1.1465 0.8364 −0.3101 12.0385 16.1539 4.1154
Rural 2.3524 1.9495 −0.4029 11.9878 9.0000 −2.9878
  Theil index decomposed by socioeconomic status
Socio- economic class Food security status Nutritional status
2010/11 2015   2010/11 2015  
Theil index [GE (2)] Theil index [GE (2)] Absolute difference Theil index [GE (2)] Theil index [GE (2)] Absolute difference
Poor 3.1453 2.2854 −0.8599 11.3636 8.3134 −3.0502
Middle 1.4222 1.6900 0.2678 14.7647 9.4546 −5.3101
Rich 1.3025 0.9034 −0.3991 11.6667 15.5147 3.8480