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Table 1 Proportion of under-5 children with stunting, wasting, underweight and anemia by selected background characteristics, Ethiopia

From: Multiple anthropometric and nutritional deficiencies in young children in Ethiopia: a multi-level analysis based on a nationally representative data

Characteristicsa Stunting
N (%)
Underweight
N (%)
Wasting
N (%)
Anemia
N= (%)
Sex of the child
 Male 1931 (43.4) 1209 (27.1) 421 (9.4) 2534 (57.7)
 Female 1575 (37.9) 965 (23.2) 388 (9.3) 2345 (57.5)
Place of residence
 Urban 262 (28.4) 134 (14.5) 80 (8.7) 424 (49.4)
 Rural 3244 (42.2) 2040 (26.5) 729 (9.5) 4455 (58.5)
Age of mother
 15-24 813 (37.9) 490 (22.7) 221 (10.3) 1106 (62.9)
 25-34 1920 (36.8) 1234 (23.6) 487 (9.3) 2661 (57.9)
 34+ 947 (39.9) 590 (24.8) 261 (10.9) 1115 (52.3)
Religion
 Orthodox 1281 (43.1) 748 (25.1) 232 (7.8) 1384 (47.5)
 Muslim 1365 (39.2) 918 (26.4) 387 (11.1) 2314 (67.5)
 Others 859 (39.9) 507 (23.5) 190 (8.8) 1180 (55.3)
Education of mothers
 No education 2511 (43.8) 1663 (28.9) 592 (10.3) 3331 (58.6)
 Primary level 873 (37.8) 447 (19.4) 179 (7.8) 1295 (56.9)
 Secondary and above 123 (821.7) 63 (11.2) 38 (6.7) 252 (48.8)
Education of husband
 No education 1964 (45.0) 1292 (29.5) 457 (10.4) 2542 (58.7)
 Primary 1278 (38.7) 744 (22.5) 279 (8.4) 1876 (57.3)
 Secondary and higher 263 (28.1) 137 (14.6) 74 (7.9) 460 (52.8)
Household size
 1-3 members 346 (44.0) 204 (26.0) 76 (9.7) 472 (61.5)
 4-7 members 1764 (39.7) 1078 (24.2) 372 (8.4) 2412 (55.3)
 7+ 1396 (41.3) 891 (26.3) 361 (10.6) 1995 (59.7)
Wealth index
 Poorest 1879 (46.8) 1268 (31.5) 457 (11.3) 2505 (63.0)
 Poorer 742 (40.5) 441 (24.1) 170 (9.3) 980 (53.8)
 Middle 886 (32.0) 464 (16.8) 182 (6.6) 1393 (52.0)
  1. aAll analysis were weighted