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Table 5 Early childhood development index score for children aged 36–59 months in Dhanusha district

From: Feeding, caregiving practices, and developmental delay among children under five in lowland Nepal: a community-based cross-sectional survey

Indicators n (%)
Participate in early childhood education (attending playgroup/ community childcare) (N = 717)
 No 527 (73.5)
 Yes 190 (26.5)
Early childhood development index (ECDI)
Children on track in (N = 721)
 Literacy-numeracy domain (can count to 5 and say four simple words)
  No 346 (48)
  Yes 375 (52)
 Physical domain (pick up a small object with two fingers and is not too sick to play)
  No 363 (50.4)
  Yes 358 (49.7)
 Socio-emotional domain (gets along with others/ does not kick or bite/ not distracted)
  No 520 (72.1)
  Yes 201 (27.9)
 Learning domain (follows simple directions and can do something independently)
  No 42 (5.8)
  Yes 679 (94.2)
 On track in at least 3 of 4 domains
  No 444 (61.6)
  Yes 277 (38.4)