Skip to main content

Table 1 Frequency distribution of nutritional status of under-five children in India and Bangladesh by different socio-economic and demographic factors

From: Nutritional and immunization status of under-five children of India and Bangladesh

Socio-economic and demographic variables India Bangladesh India Bangladesh
Stunted
N
(%)
Normal
N
(%)
Stunted
N
(%)
Normal
N
(%)
Underweight
N
(%)
Normal
N
(%)
Underweight
N
(%)
Normal
N
(%)
Education
 Up to Primary 48,170 (48.8) 50,627 (51.2) 1148 (40.8) 1663 (59.2) 43,702 (43.3) 57,321 (56.7) 860 (29.8) 2028 (70.2)
 Secondary educated 33,102 (34.0) 64,136 (66.0) 1116 (30.4) 2554 (69.6) 29,509 (29.5) 70,484 (70.5) 800 (21.1) 2986 (78.9)
 Higher sec and above educated 4301 (22.1) 15,182 (77.9) 197 (15.5) 1072 (84.5) 3778 (18.7) 16,438 (81.3) 146 (11.0) 1176 (89.0)
Residence
 Rural 69,152 (41.8) 96,291 (58.2) 1750 (34.2) 3372 (65.8) 62,120 (36.6) 107,581 (63.4) 1270 (24.1) 4003 (75.9)
 Urban 16,421 (32.8) 33,654 (67.2) 711 (27.1) 1917 (72.9) 14,869 (28.9) 36,662 (71.1) 536 (19.7) 2187 (80.3)
Occupation
 Not working 10,819 (38.0) 17,621 (62.0) 1308 (29.6) 3113 (70.4) 9709 (33.2) 19,502 (66.8) 980 (21.5) 3584 (78.5)
 Professional 162 (24.7) 493 (75.3) 25 (15.5) 136 (84.5) 128 (18.5) 563 (81.5) 23 (13.6) 146 (86.4)
 Sales 150 (39.8) 227 (60.2) 18 (23.1) 60 (76.9) 115 (29.6) 273 (70.4) 12 (15.4) 66 (84.6)
 Agriculture 2350 (46.7) 2684 (53.3) 820 (36.1) 1450 (63.9) 2119 (41.2) 3021 (58.8) 572 (24.4) 1768 (75.6)
 Service 330 (39.2) 511 (60.8) 103 (39.0) 161 (61.0) 272 (31.2) 601 (68.8) 81 (30.0) 189 (70.0)
 Other 768 (43.6) 994 (56.4) 187 (33.8) 366 (66.2) 750 (41.9) 1038 (58.1) 138 (24.1) 434 (75.9)
Religion
 Hindu 63,130 (40.3) 93,451 (59.7) 192 (31.1) 426 (68.9) 59,395 (37.0) 101,134 (63.0) 141 (22.4) 488 (77.6)
 Muslim 13,849 (41.2) 19,801 (58.8) 2254 (31.8) 4831 (68.2) 11,679 (33.8) 22,906 (66.2) 1654 (22.6) 5665 (77.4)
 Others 8594 (34.0) 16,693 (66.0) 15 (31.9) 32 (68.1) 5915 (22.6) 20,203 (77.4) 11 (22.9) 37 (77.1)
Wealth Index
 Poor 64,087 (44.7) 79,238 (55.3) 1334 (40.3) 1977 (59.7) 57,698 (39.3) 89,285 (60.7) 963 (28.4) 2430 (71.6)
 Non-poor 21,486 (29.8) 50,707 (70.2) 1127 (25.4) 3312 (74.6) 19,291 (26.0) 54,958 (74.0) 843 (18.3) 3760 (81.7)
Number of children
 1 to 2 45,480 (35.5) 82,732 (64.5) 1630 (29.5) 3900 (70.5) 42,501 (32.3) 89,261 (67.7) 633 (27.6) 1664 (72.4)
 More than 2 37,477 (46.3) 43,547 (53.7) 831 (37.4) 1389 (62.6) 32,145 (38.7) 50,869 (61.3) 1173 (20.6) 4526 (79.4)