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Table 1 Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Socio-economic risk factors for early childhood underweight in Bangladesh

  Total sample
(n = 17133)
Characteristics Proportion (%)
Household member
 <=3 14.29
 4–6 63.64
 > = 7 22.06
Age (months)
 0–5 10.93
 6–11 10.80
 12–23 21.88
 24–35 20.60
 36–47 18.75
 48–59 17.04
Gender
 Male 51.67
 Female 48.33
Area
 Urban 15.87
 Rural 84.13
Division
 Dhaka 25.36
 Barisal 9.64
 Chittagong 19.53
 Khulna 13.96
 Rajshahi 10.28
 Rangpur 13.01
 Sylhet 8.21
Education of mother
 None 24.10
 Primary incomplete 14.55
 Primary complete 15.39
 Secondary incomplete 34.59
 Secondary complete or higher 11.37
Education of father
 None 34.79
 Primary incomplete 15.73
 Primary complete 13.75
 Secondary incomplete 20.35
 Secondary complete or higher 15.38
Wealth index quintile
 Poorest 29.06
 Second 21.86
 Middle 18.69
 Fourth 16.52
 Richest 13.87
Child drank plain water yesterday
 Yes 85.46
 No 14.54
Child drank milk yesterday
 Yes 23.44
 No 76.56
Child ate vitamins yesterday
 Yes 9.06
 No 90.94
Toilet facility
 Flush latrine 23.94
 Pit latrine 62.34
 Hanging latrine 7.78
 Others 5.93
Salt idolization test
 Not iodized 0 PPM 27.15
 More than 0 PPM and less than 15 PPM 20.49
 15 PPM or more 51.43
 No salt in the household 0.92
Child underweight status
 Underweight 31.67
 Severely underweight 8.81