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Table 1 Asset quintiles and quartiles generated from scores of the first principal component

From: Boys are more stunted than girls in Sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of 16 demographic and health surveys

Socio-economic status Zimbabwe 1999 Zambia 2001/2 Zambia 1996 Uganda 2000/1 Uganda 1995/6 Tanzania 1999 Tanzania 1996 Nigeria 2003
1st/poorest 624 (24%) 1826 (34%) 624 (11%) 1026 (20%) 993 (22%) 455 (20%) 1769 (34%) 918 (22%)
2nd 607 (23%)   1690 (31%) 974 (19%) 883 (20%) 469 (20%)   688 (16%)
3rd 286 (11%) 1547 (29%) 687 (13%) 1248 (25%) 709 (16%) 460 (20%) 1421 (28%) 1003 (23%)
4th 655 (25%) 936 (17%) 1503 (28%) 915 (18%) 1026 (23%) 474 (20%) 850 (17%) 710 (17%)
5th/wealthy 457 (17%) 1092 (20%) 949 (17%) 938 (18%) 861 (19%) 474 (20%) 1078 (21%) 917 (22%)
Total 2629 5401 5453 5101 4772 2332 5118 4236
  Nigeria 1999 Namibia 2000 Malawi 2000 Kenya 2003 Kenya 1998 Ghana 2003 Ghana 1998 Cameroon 1998
1st/poorest 201 (15%) 586 (20%) 2187 (24%) 920 (20%) 573 (20%) 457 (15%) 528 (20%) 324 (20%)
2nd 283 (20%) 575 (20%) 1095 (12%) 1258 (27%) 553 (19%) 852 (28%) 798 (30%) 361 (21%)
3rd 244 (17%) 473 (16%) 1605 (18%) 899 (19%) 644 (23%) 590 (19%) 190 (08%) 321 (19%)
4th 316 (23%) 678 (24%) 2307 (25%) 764 (16%) 598 (21%) 590 (19%) 621 (24%) 328 (20%)
5th/wealthy 356 (25%) 577 (20%) 1932 (21%) 848 (18%) 496 (17%) 597 (19%) 482 (18%) 329 (20%)
Total 1400 2889 9126 4689 2864 3086 2619 1663