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Table 1 Sociodemographic profile of households by welfare card and asset poor in India, 2015–16

From: Malnutrition and poverty in India: does the use of public distribution system matter?

Variables Real Poor (Asset deprived and have welfare card) Excluded Poor (Asset deprived and do not have welfare card Privileged Non-Poor (Asset non-deprived and have welfare card Non-Poor (Asset non-deprived and do not have welfare card Total
Mean age of head of household 43.35 38.64 46.42 45.63 44.34
Mean household size 6.20 5.60 6.51 6.18 6.15
Mean number of children in household 1.56 1.59 1.49 1.44 1.50
Percentage of households living in urban areas 6.32 10.50 28.20 42.84 28.73
Percentage of households had a stunted child 56.88 56.95 42.86 35.89 44.06
Percentage of households had an underweight child 54.76 53.46 40.11 33.28 41.35