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Table 3 Relationship between selected indicators and child stunting

From: Measuring socioeconomic status in multicountry studies: results from the eight-country MAL-ED study

  N % stunted p-value
Sex    
  Male 407 42.1 0.95
  Female 382 41.9
Age    
  24-35 months 284 41.2 0.01
  36-47 months 243 49.0
  48-60 months 262 36.3
Water source    
  Not improved 109 58.7 <0.001
  Improved 680 39.3
Sanitation facility    
  Not improved 218 49.5 <0.01
  Improved 571 39.1
Maternal education    
  None 135 57.0 <0.001
  1-5 years 174 43.1
  > 5 years 480 37.3
Separate kitchen    
  No 396 51.0 <0.001
  Yes 393 32.8
People per room    
  < 2 433 35.3 <0.001
  ≥ 2 356 50.0