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Table 5 Percentage of underweight children*, Indonesia, 2000 to 2005

From: Priorities and realities: addressing the rich-poor gaps in health status and service access in Indonesia

  Year
  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Total 24.6 26.1 27.3 27.5 28.2 28.0
Mother's Education       
   No school 28.9 30.7 32.3 33.7 32.7 33.4
   Primary school 25.8 27.7 28.8 29.9 31.1 30.0
   Junior high school 23.3 24.8 26.6 27.4 25.6 27.5
   High school 20.7 22.3 23.0 24.1 22.0 24.0
   > High 16.3 14.9 20.2 19.4 17.0 18.7
Expenditure Quintile**       
   Lowest 28.3 28.9 32.1 33.1 30.7 32.8
   Second 24.8 27.5 28.1 28.8 29.3 28.6
   Middle 24.4 26.7 25.7 27.0 27.1 26.8
   Fourth 21.2 24.2 23.5 25.4 23.7 25.3
   Highest 18.1 18.3 19.5 21.1 20.3 20.3
  1. Source: Figures were computed from the data of National Socio Economic Surveys (NSES) 2000 to 2005
  2. *For children under five years of age; based on the National Center for Health Statistics/WHO international growth reference [42]; categorized as underweight if the weight-for-age Z-score is less than -2SD.
  3. **Based on household expenditure.