Table 1

Characteristics of children aged between 0–42 months in the study
Factor Category Stunted (%) Number of Subjects %
Child’s Sex Male 44.2 2410 50.5
Female 34.2 2360 49.5
Slum Korogocho 40.9 2490 52.2
Viwandani 37.5 2280 47.8
Mother’s Education level Primary and below 43.1 2,961 76.7
Secondary + 36.9 897 23.3
Mother's age 15-19 39.9 406 10.3
20-24 40.1 1415 35.9
25-29 42.2 1185 30.1
30-34 42.9 564 14.3
35 > 45.6 373 9.5
Mother’s Marital Status Currently in union 37.8 3954 82.9
Ever in union 48.3 375 7.9
Never married 44.8 440 9.2
Pregnancy Intentions Wanted now (Ref) 35.2 2378 50.0
Wanted later 43.5 1773 37.3
Not at all 42.3 608 12.8
Ante-natal Visits Less than 4 38.7 2460 54.9
4 or more 38.5 2018 45.1
Place of delivery Health Facility 37.4 3390 71.2
TBA & Home 44.6 1239 26.0
Others(enroute to hospital) 34.9 132 2.8
Mother’s Parity 1 birth 34.5 1633 34.3
2 births 40.6 1325 27.8
3 and above 42.5 1806 37.9
Child’s birth weight Less than 2500 61.8 220 7.0
Above 2500 36.2 2940 93.0
Knowledge when to introduce other foods No 41.3 1477 31.0
Yes 38.4 3293 69.0
Social Economic Status Lowest 42.5 812 27.3
Middle 44.5 991 33.3
Highest 39.7 1172 39.4
Mother’s Ethnicity Kikuyu 43.2 1057 26.7
Luhya 39 689 17.4
Luo 41.5 768 19.4
Kamba 42.5 835 21.1
Others 40.6 606 15.3

Abuya et al.

Abuya et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:80   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-80

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