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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics

From: Association between anthropometric criteria and body composition among children aged 6–59 months with severe acute malnutrition: a cross-sectional assessment from India

  All Madhya Pradesh Telangana Odisha Chhattisgarh Jharkhand
Age Group n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
6-23 m 303 (46.0) 50 (38.2) 44 (39.6) 54 (45.0) 47 (35.1) 108 (66.3)
24-59 m 356 (54.0) 81 (61.8) 67 (60.4) 66 (55.0) 87 (64.9) 55 (33.7)
Gender
Male 373 (56.6) 82 (62.6) 67 (60.4) 68 (56.7) 71 (53.0) 85 (52.1)
Female 286 (43.4) 49 (37.4) 44 (39.6) 52 (43.3) 63 (47.0) 78 (47.9)
Mother’s Education
No Education 186 (28.3) 16 (12.3) 41 (36.9) 55 (45.8) 16 (12) 58 (35.6)
1–5 years 133 (20.2) 26 (20) 22 (19.8) 28 (23.3) 29 (21.8) 28 (17.2)
6–8 years 153 (23.3) 40 (30.8) 13 (11.7) 16 (13.3) 51 (38.3) 33 (20.2)
9–10 years 119 (18.1) 36 (27.7) 21 (18.9) 16 (13.3) 19 (14.3) 27 (16.6)
More than 10 years 66 (10) 12 (9.2) 14 (12.6) 5 (4.2) 18 (13.5) 17 (10.4)
Caste_Tribe
SC/ST 428 (65.1) 56 (43.1) 31 (27.9) 89 (74.2) 111 (83.5) 141 (86.5)
Non SC/ST 229 (34.9) 74 (56.9) 80 (72.1) 31 (25.8) 22 (16.5) 22 (13.5)
Use of Toilet 335 (51) 100 (76.9) 68 (61.3) 15 (12.5) 97 (72.9) 55 (33.7)
Safe Drinking Water Source 576 (87.7) 122 (93.8) 111 (100) 120 (100) 122 (91.7) 101 (62)
HW with Soap after Toilet 560 (85.2) 118 (90.8) 79 (71.2) 103 (85.8) 115 (86.5) 145 (89)
History of Illness last 15 days 358 (54.5) 65 (50) 65 (58.6) 78 (65) 104 (78.2) 46 (28.2)