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Table 1 Sample sizes and stunting prevalence among children under the age of five years, by ethnicity and country

From: Ethnic inequalities in child stunting and feeding practices: results from surveys in thirteen countries from Latin America

Country/year N Stunting (%) 95% CI Ethnic group N Stunting (%) 95% CI
Belize 2015 2418 14.9 (13.0;17.1) Indigenous 379 34.7 (27.9; 42.3)
Afrodescendant 677 8.6 (6.3; 11.6)
Reference 1133 14.0 (12.0; 16.3)
Bolivia 2008 8325 27.1 (25.5; 28.7) Indigenous 4489 33.1 (31.1; 35.2)
Afrodescendant
Reference 3203 16.1 (14.2; 18.2)
Brazil 2006 4389 7.3 (6.0; 8.8) Indigenous 111 12.4 (4.9; 28.3)
Afrodescendant 2650 7.7 (5.9; 9.9)
Reference 1463 6.5 (4.9; 8.6)
Colombia 2010 17,784 12.6 (11.9; 13.4) Indigenous 2374 27.4 (23.3; 31.8)
Afrodescendant 1918 10.3 (8.6; 12.3)
Reference 11,421 11.8 (11.1; 12.7)
Ecuador 2012 8206 24.6 (23.0; 26.4) Indigenous 1170 41.8 (37.0; 46.7)
Afrodescendant 319 16.9 (11.4; 24.4)
Reference 6464 23.6 (21.7; 25.6)
Guatemala 2014 12,259 46.7 (45.0; 48.4) Indigenous 5109 61.4 (59.0; 63.7)
Afrodescendant
Reference 6588 34.1 (32.1; 36.1)
Guyana 2014 2997 11.3 (9.6; 13.2) Indigenous 603 24.4 (19.7; 30.0)
Afrodescendant 796 6.6 (4.4; 9.8)
Reference 1585 10.7 (8.7; 13.1)
Honduras 2011 10,926 22.7 (21.5; 23.9) Indigenous 1618 32.4 (29.1; 35.9)
Afrodescendant 257 14.2 (9.9; 20.0)
Reference 7764 22.2 (20.8; 23.5)
Mexico 2015 7855 12.4 (10.6; 14.3) Indigenous 824 25.2 (20.0; 31.3)
Afrodescendant
Reference 7023 11.2 (9.4; 13.2)
Nicaragua 2006 6584 20.7 (19.0; 22.5) Indigenous 355 30.4 (25.1; 36.4)
Afrodescendant
Reference 5790 20.0 (18.3; 21.9)
Paraguay 2016 4419 5.6 (4.6; 6.8) Indigenous 268 31.3 (19.1; 46.8)
Afrodescendant
Reference 4151 4.9 (4.0; 5.8)
Peru 2016 21,253 13.1 (12.3; 13.9) Indigenous 1719 33.8 (30.6; 37.1)
Afrodescendant
Reference 17,448 11.5 (10.7; 12.3)
Suriname 2010 2710 8.8 (7.6; 10.2) Indigenous 186 12.1 (7.8; 18.4)
Afrodescendant 1711 9.3 (7.6; 11.2)
Reference 791 8.0 (6.1; 10.4)