Table 1

Demographic, anthropometric and socioeconomic profile of study populations

Nigeria

n = 656

Kenya

n = 449


Sex, male

322 (49%)

220 (49%)

Age (mo)

38 ± 10

40 ± 10

Weight-for-height z-score

0.0 ± 1.2

-0.2 ± 0.9

Height-for-age z-score

-1.5 ± 1.8

-1.6 ± 1.3

Weight-for-age z-score

-0.8 ± 1.3

-1.0 ± 1.0

Weight (kg)

13.1 ± 2.6

13.2 ± 2.1

Stunted, height-for-age < -2 z score

236 (36%)

162 (36%)

Occupation of head of household

Farming

278 (32%)

330 (75%)

Trading

136 (16%)

15 (3%)

Civil servant

118 (14%)

5 (1%)

Artisan

175 (20%)

60 (14%)

Fisherman

11 (1%)

1 (-)

Other

149 (17%)

29 (7%)

Home is electrified

452 (52%)

0

Uses a source of clean water (city water, borehole)

298 (34%)

198 (44%)


(Data expressed as n (%) or mean ± standard deviation)

Stephenson et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:9   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-9

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