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Table 2 Key characteristics of the participants*

From: Childhood stunting in Thailand: when prolonged breastfeeding interacts with household poverty

Factors No (%)
Parental characteristics
 Maternal education
  No education 211 (3.0)
  Primary 1973 (28.3)
  Secondary 2709 (38.8)
  Diploma 791 (11.3)
  Bachelor’s degree 1201 (17.2)
  Master’s degree and above 97 (1.4)
 Maternal age at birth
   < 20 years 672 (9.8)
  20–29 years 2996 (43.9)
  30–39 years 2456 (36.0)
  40 years and above 701 (10.3)
 Number of ANC visits
   < 4 Times 65 (0.9)
   ≥ 4 Times 1892 (27.0)
  Cannot remember visit number 5061 (72.1)
 Currently breastfeeding
  Yes 750 (11.3)
  No 5887 (88.7)
 Duration of breastfeeding
   ≤ 12 months 4591 (69.2)
   > 12 months 2043 (30.8)
Child characteristics
 Perceived size of baby at birth
  Small 188 (2.7)
  Average 1503 (21.4)
  Large 341 (4.9)
  Cannot clearly determine the size 4986 (71.0)
 Child’s age (months)
  13–24 months 1696 (24.3)
  25–36 months 1836 (26.3)
  37–48 months 1791 (25.6)
  49–59 months 1662 (23.8)
 History of recent diarrhoea
  Yes 302 (4.3)
  No 6670 (95.7)
 Stunting
  No 5626 (85.9)
  Yes 925 (14.1)
Household level factors
 Wealth index
  Poorest 914 (13.1)
  Poorer 1182 (16.9)
  Middle 1537 (22.0)
  Richer 1735 (24.9)
  Richest 1610 (23.1)
Community level factors
 Type of residence
  Municipal 3695 (52.7)
  Non-municipal 3323 (47.3)
 Geographic zone
  Bangkok 654 (9.3)
  Central 1474 (21.0)
  Northern 1543 (22.0)
  Northeastern 1650 (23.5)
  Southern 1697 (24.2)
  1. Note:
  2. • As the volume of missing data in each variable was small, missing data were not reported in the table
  3. • The wealth index variable was analyzed by the NSO based on the full samples, while this study focused on household of over-12-month children. Thus, the proportion of our samples for each quintile was not exactly equal to 20%
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