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Table 2 Prevalence of stunting, underweight, wasting, and diarrhea by socioeconomic and geographic characteristics

From: Consumption of animal source foods and dietary diversity reduce stunting in children in Cambodia

Socioeconomic and geographic variables Stunting Underweight Wasting Diarrhea
n % n % n % n %
Household wealth quintile
Poorest 515 55.7 515 33.2 515 8.2 1151 22.2
Poorer 420 54.7 420 34.5 420 10.3 914 22.3
Middle 337 49.9 337 27.9 337 6.2 662 20.1
Richer 311 41.2 311 27.7 311 4.2 646 20.3
Richest 325 25.9 325 16.0 325 7.1 654 15.6
Trend P <0.01 <0.01 0.06 <0.01
Education of mother
None 469 57.4 469 32.0 469 8.5 990 22.2
Primary 1106 47.8 1106 30.3 1106 7.3 2364 20.6
Secondary or higher 332 29.5 332 19.0 332 6.0 673 17.5
Trend P <0.01 <0.01 0.18 0.02
Geographical area
Near the Tolesap lake 660 56.1 660 31.5 660 6.7 1360 19.2
Coastal 169 40.8 169 25.6 169 6.0 319 11.9
Plateau or moutain 263 51.0 263 31.6 263 8.4 552 20.3
Plain or Phnom Penh 815 39.6 815 26.3 815 8.0 1794 23.1
P <0.01 0.08 0.62 <0.01
Residential location
Rural 1635 48.3 1635 29.0 1635 7.3 3466 21.0
Urban 272 39.3 272 27.2 272 8.5 561 17.3
P <0.01 0.55 0.49 0.04
  1. The P value for the association between child nutritional status or diarrhea and a socioeconomic or a geographic variable was obtained by a chi-square test for trend (trend P) or by a chi-square test (P).