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Fig. 6 | International Journal for Equity in Health

Fig. 6

From: Women’s education level amplifies the effects of a livelihoods-based intervention on household wealth, child diet, and child growth in rural Nepal

Fig. 6

Anthropometric z scores in children <60 months of age for height-for-age (HAZ) (a) and weight-for-age (WAZ) (b) related to educational level of adults. Changes in z scores were not linear. Educational levels are indicated by the following categories: None = none or basic, Primary = some or completed primary school, and Secondary = some or completed secondary school (or beyond). Results are shown for assessments at baseline, 12, 24, and 48 months. Only statistical comparisons between baseline and 48 months are shown for simplicity. Fig. 6a: HAZ increased significantly only in households where men had secondary education (−1.44 to −1.20, p = .05). (The decrease in HAZ for children in households where men had no education was not significant). Fig. 6b: Most of the change in WAZ occurred between 24 and 48 months of observation. WAZ increased significantly only in households where men had secondary education (−2.05 to −1.54, p < .0001) or women had primary (−2.01 to −1.74, p = .04) or secondary education (−1.89 to −1.41, p = .004). *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001, ^p < .0001

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