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Table 7 Oaxaca Blinder decomposition of HAZ scores of NFHS 2 and NFHS 3 in Bihar

From: Deciphering disparities in childhood stunting in an underdeveloped state of India: an investigation applying the unconditional quantile regression method

   10   25   50   75   90
NFHS 2 HAZ score −5.036***   −4.043***   −2.908***   −1.294***   0.474
NFHS 3 HAZ score −4.064***   −3.027***   −1.983***   −0.854***   0.153
Observed Raw gap in HAZ scores −0.972***   −1.016***   −0.925***   −0.440*   0.321
Covariate effect −0.384   −0.112   0.393   0.68   0.991
(% contribution) 39.5   11   −42.5   −154.5   309.3
Coefficient Effect −0.588   −0.905**   −1.317***   −1.121**   −0.671
(%contribution) 60.5   89   142.5   254.5   −209.3
  Covariate effect Coefficient effect
  10 25 50 75 90 10 25 50 75 90
Aggregate effect −0.384 −0.112 0.393 0.680 0.991 −0.588 −0.905** −1.317*** −1.121** − 0.671
Child Characteristics 0.034 −0.032 −0.207 − 0.415 −1.136** − 1.702*** − 1.667*** − 0.775*** − 0.897*** −1.777***
(%) − 2.2 2.2 90.1 − 418.8 397.3 −136.4 −150.9 181.0 − 1008.0 − 265.7
Mother’s Characteristics − 1.941* − 1.409 − 0.349 0.630 1.811 9.36*** 22.151*** 6.782*** 6.046*** 13.241***
(%) 123.4 98.8 151.9 636.3 −633.4 750.1 2004.7 − 1584.5 6792.7 1979.2
Household’s Characteristics 0.114 −0.300 − 0.151 − 0.058 − 0.352 − 0.102 −1.856*** −0.184 − 0.373** 0.020
(%) −7.2 21.0 65.8 −58.1 123.0 −8.1 −167.9 43.0 −419.0 2.9
Spatial Characteristics 0.220 0.314 0.478 −0.058 − 0.610 0.214 0.163 0.192 0.284 0.232
(%) −14.0 −22.0 −207.8 −59.1 213.1 17.2 14.8 −44.9 318.8 34.7
Constant       −6.524* −17.687*** −6.443*** −4.971*** − 11.046***
Residuals 1.189 1.315 0.623 0.581 1.278 −1.836 −2.009 −0.889 −1.209 − 1.34
Total −1.573 − 1.427 − 0.23 0.099 − 0.286 1.248*** 1.105*** −0.428*** 0.089 0.669***
  1. ***p < 0.001; **p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; Source: Computed by the authors from unit-level data of NFHS 2 and NFHS 3