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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the population studied

From: Nutritional status of children 7–36 months old from millet consuming communities of Masindi District, Western Uganda

Parameter Number Percent
Sub County
 Bwijanga 263 58.6
 Budongo 373 41.4
Household income per year ($)
 10–14.9 295 46.4
 15–19.9 178 28.0
 20–24.9 80 12.6
 25–30 25 13.0
Sex of studied children
 Male 346 54.4
 Female 290 45.6
Age of children (months)
 7–8 60 9.4
 9–11 65 10.2
 12–23 265 41.7
 24–36 246 38.7
Birth order
 1–2 367 57.9
 3–4 162 25.6
 > 4 105 16.5
Caretaker of the index child
 Mother 584 91.8
 Grandmother 31 4.9
 Aunt 21 3.3
Mother’s marital status
 Not married 109 18.7
 Married 475 81.3
Mother’s education level
 Informal education 53 8.3
 Primary 460 72.4
 Secondary 123 19.3
Mothers Body Mass Index (BMI)
 < 18.5 (Underweight) 163 27.9
 18.5–24.9 (Normal) 370 63.4
 25–29 (Overweight) 51 8.7