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Table 1 Characteristics of children aged 6–23 months: national cross-sectional survey, Burundi 2014

From: Determinants of stunting and severe stunting among Burundian children aged 6-23 months: evidence from a national cross-sectional household survey, 2014

Child characteristics Number Stunted Not stunted Severely stunted Not severely stunted %[95% CI]
Nutrition status 6199      
 Stunting   3291 2908 NA NA 53.0% [51.8-54.3]
 Severe stunting   NA NA 1301 4898 20.9% [19.9-22.0]
Sex 6199      
 Male   1747 1281 778 2250 48.8% [47.6-50.0]
 Female   1544 1627 523 2648 51.1% [49.9-52.4]
Age (months) 6199      
 6-11   843 1338 267 1914 35.1% [34.0-36.3]
 12-17   1167 909 447 1609 33.4% [32.3-34.6]
 18-23   1281 661 567 1375 31.3% [30.1-32.4]
Sickness episode within 2 weeks 6199      
 No   1324 1207 485 2046 40.8% [39.6-42.0]
 Yes 3668 1967 1701 816 2852 59.1% [57.9-60.3]
 Diarrhea   727 556 315 968 34.9% [33.4-36.5]
 Fever   1086 919 472 1533 54.6% [53.0-56.7]
 Respiratory infection   617 600 264 953 33.1% [31.6-34.7]
Breastfeeding practices       
 Has been breastfed 6197 3285 2906 1297 4895 99,9% [99.8-99.9]
 Children weaned 6164 288 151 134 305 7.1% [6.4-7.7]
 Exclusive 6 months breastfeeding 6074 2654 2308 1026 3936 81.6% [80.7-82.6]
Continuous to be breastfed       
  6-11 months 2176 839 1331 264 1906 99.7% [99.5-99.9]
 12-17 months 2067 1097 855 438 1514 94.44% [93.4-95.4]
 18-23 months 1921 1046 557 453 1150 83.4% [81.7-85.1]
Minimum acceptable diet       
  All 6144 834 701 316 1219 24.8% [23.9-26.0]
  6-11months 2173 161 223 52 332 17.6% [16.0-19.2]
 12-17 months 2060 310 258 120 448 27.5% [25.6-29.0]
 18-23 months 1911 363 220 144 439 30.5% [28.4-32.5]
Place of delivery 6189      
 Home   600 395 247 748 16.0% [15.1-16.9]
 Health facility   2683 2511 1050 4144 83.9% [83.0-84.8]
Birth weight proxy (Mother’s perception on size of the baby at birth) 6174      
 Large   579 767 191 1155 21.8% [20.7-22.8%]
 Average   2157 1869 833 3193 65.2% [64.0-66.4]
 Small   539 263 267 535 12.9% [12.1-13.8]