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Table 2 Sample characteristics

From: Child health inequities in developing countries: differences across urban and rural areas

  Survey year Number of childrena Percentage of urban children Percentage of stunted children Rural to urban odds ratio
     Overall Urban Rural  
Central & Western Africa
   1. Burkina Faso 1998/99 2 428 12.0 31.4 20.6 32.9 1.9
   2. Cameroon 1998 1 763 26.5 30.2 22.9 32.8 1.6
   3. Chad 1996/97 3 416 21.2 35.9 28.3 37.9 1.5
   4. Côte d'Ivoire 1998/99 986 33.3 22.5 18.0 24.8 1.5
   5. Ghana 2003 1 894 33.1 27.3 20.0 30.9 1.8
   6. Nigeria 2003 2 713 32.3 36.5 29.2 40.0 1.6
   7. Togo 1998 3 399 23.6 22.3 15.2 24.5 1.8
Eastern & Southern Africa
   8. Kenya 2003 2 912 17.9 30.7 24.3 32.0 1.5
   9. Madagascar 1997 2 879 19.5 49.0 45.3 50.0 1.2
   10. Malawi 2000 5 936 13.2 44.6 29.7 46.9 2.1
   11. Mozambique 1997 3 035 25.3 36.8 27.9 39.9 1.7
   12. Tanzania 1999 1 588 18.4 38.7 20.1 42.9 3.0
   13. Uganda 2000/01 3 282 9.9 36.2 27.3 37.2 1.6
   14. Zambia 2001/02 3 475 30.2 44.9 38.4 47.7 1.5
   15. Zimbabwe 1999 1 635 31.9 27.2 22.6 29.4 1.4
All 15 countries NAb 41 341 21.5 36.1 27.2 38.5 1.7
  1. aChildren aged 1–35 months. Children with missing or inconsistent anthropometric measures are excluded.
  2. bNot applicable