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Table 3 Descriptive summary of children aged 5–18 years

From: Decomposing multidimensional child poverty and its drivers in the Mouhoun region of Burkina Faso, West Africa

Variable Frequency (N) Percentage (%)
Age group of children
 Pre adolescents (5–9) 278 38.5
 Adolescents (10–18) 44 4 61.5
Sex
 Male 376 52.1
 Female 346 47.9
Locality
 Urban 300 41.6
 Rural 422 58.5
Number of children/woman
 One to five 388 53.7
 Above five 334 46.3
Age group of household head
 Youthful age (22–35) years 98 13.6
 Middle age (36 59) years 480 66.5
 Old age (60 and above) years 144 19.9
Education status of household head
 No formal education 385 53.4
 Formal education 118 16.4
 Informal education 218 30.2
Longstanding illness of household head
 Absent 601 83.2
 Present 121 16.8
Marital status of household head
 Monogamy 408 56.5
 Polygamy 293 40.6
 Single 21 2.9
Household size
 Less than eight persons 321 44.5
 Eight and above persons 401 55.5
Mother’s education
 No formal education 586 81.2
 Formal education 84 11.6
 Informal education 52 7.2
Longstanding Illness of Mother
 Absent 412 57.1
 Present 310 42.9
Household Income
 Lower 467 64.7
 Middle 173 24.0
 High 82 11.3
Household debt status
 No debt 270 37.4
 In Debt 452 62.6
Religious denomination
 Christian 115 15.9
 Protestant 42 5.8
 Muslim 488 67.6
 Traditional 77 10.7
School enrolment of child
 Not enrolled 299 41.4
 Enrolled 423 58.6
Reasons for not attending school/dropping out
 Financial Problems 23 3.2
  Health reasons 7 1.0
  Distance to school 4 0.6
  Work 5 0.7
  Given to marriage/pregnant 66 9.1
  Parent’s wish 42 5.8
  Personal wish 126 17.5
  Other 22 3.1
  Not applicable 299 41.4