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Table 1 Health and socio-economic characteristics among children 6-24 months 1

From: Distribution and determinants of young child feeding practices in the East African region: demographic health survey data analysis from 2008-2011

  Kenya   Uganda   Tanzania  
  Estimate SE Estimate SE Estimate SE
Children’s age, mo (mean) 14.19 0.20 14.66 0.23 14.29 0.13
Age category, mo (%)       
6 - 8 mo 19.55 1.25 17.48 1.61 16.73 0.97
9 - 11 mo 16.45 1.29 16.12 1.57 17.63 1.09
12 - 17 mo 31.94 1.56 31.36 1.87 33.87 1.24
18 - 24 mo 32.07 1.66 35.04 2.09 31.77 1.09
Birth order (mean) 3.47 0.09 4.32 0.12 3.70 0.06
Child’s sex: male (%) 51.39 1.59 47.48 2.14 48.91 1.25
Breast-feeding (%) 81.68 1.31 76.68 1.83 84.24 1.00
Diarrhea (%) 29.00 1.69 39.27 2.08 23.31 1.26
Cough (%) 32.01 2.04 54.10 2.27 27.59 1.33
Household head sex: male (%) 72.97 1.67 76.99 1.99 83.02 0.99
Mother married (%) 83.92 1.46 87.09 1.53 84.66 0.97
Mother’s education (%)       
Preschool/none 11.99 1.67 11.23 1.25 25.16 1.56
Primary school 63.66 2.06 66.89 2.05 67.14 1.50
At least secondary school 24.34 1.83 21.87 1.85 7.70 0.79
Working mother (%) 57.11 1.99 73.93 2.30 86.83 0.90
Wealth Index (%)       
First quintile 22.87 1.88 22.49 1.99 22.19 1.32
Second quintile 20.76 1.66 21.86 1.87 24.00 1.22
Third quintile 18.20 1.65 20.48 1.77 20.67 1.17
Fourth quintile 18.38 1.94 18.91 1.76 18.05 1.46
Fifth quintile 19.78 2.72 16.26 1.55 15.09 1.33
Mother’s age, years (mean) 27.18 0.22 28.05 0.30 27.97 0.18
Household size (mean) 5.95 0.14 6.15 0.13 6.96 0.18
Urban residence (%) 20.41 2.11 12.38 1.54 20.37 1.40
Prenatal care visits (mean) 3.58 0.08 3.59 0.08 6.97 0.18
At least 4 PNC visits (%) 47.11 2.00 48.62 2.32 42.29 1.36
Immunization (%) 49.49 2.04 32.55 2.31 43.46 1.62
Received vitamin A (%) 73.89 1.74 63.19 2.19 66.32 1.46
Used modern contraceptives (%) 36.19 1.71 27.22 2.01 28.39 1.29
Minimum meal frequency (%) 67.31 2.13 39.59 2.26 34.83 1.41
  1. SE: standard error; mo: month; PNC: prenatal care.
  2. 1n = 1668 in Kenya, 701 in Uganda and 2247 in Tanzania.