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Table 1 Descriptive Characteristics of the Study Population (Source: TDHS, 2015-16)

From: Does education offset the effect of maternal disadvantage on childhood anaemia in Tanzania? Evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study

Characteristics Sample
n = 7916
Percentage
%
Mother’s Age Group
 15–24 2153 28.2
 25–34 3567 45.2
 35–49 2196 26.6
Marital Status
 Not Married 346 4.9
 Currently Married 6768 84.5
 Formerly Married 802 10.6
Educational Attainment
 No Education 1742 21.7
 Primary 4758 64.5
 Secondary+ 1416 13.8
Employment Status
 Not Working 1655 20.0
 Currently Working 6261 80.0
 Number of Siblings median
3
S.Dev
2.54
Place of Residence
 Mainland - Urban 1550 24.8
 Mainland - Rural 5193 72.6
 Zanzibar - Urban 219 0.7
 Zanzibar - Rural 954 1.9
Health Insurance
 No Health Insurance 7358 92.4
 Health Insurance 558 7.6
Mother’s BMI
 Under Weight 560 6.8
 Normal 5300 68.1
 Overweight 1864 22.6
 Severe Obesity 192 2.4
Wealth Status
 Poorest 1810 24.4
 Poorer 1658 22.0
 Middle 1565 19.6
 Richer 1628 18.2
 Richest 1255 15.8
Birth Type
 Single 7673 96.9
 Multiple 243 3.1
Child’s Sex
 Male 3971 50.6
 Female 3945 49.4
Child’s Age
 6–23 months 3052 38.8
 24–47 months 3297 41.8
 48–59 months 1567 19.4
Child’s BMI
 Low 989 3.7
 Normal 6092 76.0
 Overweight 1185 15.7
 Obese 339 4.6
  1. Frequency distributions are unweighted while percentages are weighted