Table 1

Demographic characteristics of children in the cohort
N Mean/% SD
Child characteristics
    Total 422
    Age in month
        12-23 months 259 61.3%
        24-36 months 163 38.7%
    Sex
        Girls 206 48.8%
        Boys 216 51.2%
    Breastfeeding status at baseline 364 86.3%
    Baseline Z score weight for length (wasted), < - 2, n (%) 42 10%
    Baseline Z score length for age (stunted), < -2, n (%) 169 40.1%
    Baseline Z score weight for age (underweight), < -2, n (%) 131 31%
Family situation
    Economy
        Annual income (median/range in 1000 rupees) 73000 12000-870000
        Families who own colour TV, scooter or cooler, n (%) 377 89.3%
    Maternal characteristics
        Age 25.7 5.5
        Years of schooling 7 6.3
        Mothers who work, n (%) 27 6.1%
    Paternal characteristics
        Years of schooling 8.6 4
        Fathers who work, n (%) 418 99.1%
    Household characteristics
        Type of family
           Nuclear, n (%) 228 54%
           Joint, n (%) 194 46%
        Number of children in the family 3 2.3
        Family size 5.8 2.6

Kvestad et al.

Kvestad et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:50   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-50

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