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Table 1 Socio-demographic pattern of the study population

From: Nutritional status of school children living in Northern part of Sri Lanka

Socio demographic details Number of Students (%)
Gender Males 496 (49)
Females 516 (51)
Mean Age (Yrs) ±SD Males 11.11±1.76
Females 11.13±1.88
Educational zones (%) Jaffna 320 (31.6)
Vadamaradchi 234 (23.1)
Thenmaradchi 204 (20.2)
Valikamam 103 (10.1)
Islands 151 (15.0)
Maternal Age (years) < 20 54 (5.3)
20–29 297 (29.3)
30–39 355 (35)
40–49 234 (23.1)
> 50 72 (7.1)
Household income a Low 320 (31.6)
Middle 446 (44)
High 246 (24.3)
Maternal Educational Level Nil 10 (1)
Incomplete primary 24 (2.4)
Complete primary 176 (17.4)
Incomplete secondary 402 (39.7)
Complete Secondary 340 (33.6)
Higher degree 60 (5.9)
  1. aHousehold equivalent income (HEI): low (LKR< 15,000), middle (LKR 15,000–< 50,000), or high (LKR ≥50,000)