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Table 1 Basic characteristics of children and caregivers in the study

From: Quality of care and suspected developmental delay among children aged 1–59 months: a cross-sectional study in 8 counties of rural China

Characteristic n %
Gender
 Male 1038 53.9
 Female 889 46.1
Age(months)
 1–11 369 19.1
 12–35 962 49.9
 36–59 596 30.9
Preterma
 Yes 87 4.9
 No 1705 95.1
Birthweightb
 Low(< 2500 g) 102 5.6
 Good(2500- < 4000 g) 1632 89.1
 Macrosomia(> = 4000 g) 97 5.3
Child order
 1 757 39.3
  > =2 1170 60.7
Left-behind child
 Yes 889 46.1
 No 1038 53.9
Malnutritionc
 Yes 119 6.3
 No 1778 93.7
Caregivers
 Mother 1274 66.1
 Father 163 8.5
 Grandmother 348 18.1
 Grandfather 122 6.3
 Other relatives 20 1.0
Socioeconomic classificationd
 Poorest 422 22.6
 Poor 323 17.3
 Middle 412 22.1
 Richer 241 12.9
 Richest 469 25.1
Caregiver’s education
 Illiteracy 249 12.9
 Primary school 458 23.8
 Middle school 855 44.4
 High school 220 11.4
 College degree or above 145 7.5
  1. a135 caregivers without this information
  2. b96 caregivers without this information
  3. c30 children without this information
  4. d60 caregivers without this information