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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/yearNStunting (%)95% CIEthnic groupNStunting (%)95% CI
Belize 2015241814.9(13.0;17.1)Indigenous37934.7(27.9; 42.3)
Afrodescendant6778.6(6.3; 11.6)
Reference113314.0(12.0; 16.3)
Bolivia 2008832527.1(25.5; 28.7)Indigenous448933.1(31.1; 35.2)
Afrodescendant
Reference320316.1(14.2; 18.2)
Brazil 200643897.3(6.0; 8.8)Indigenous11112.4(4.9; 28.3)
Afrodescendant26507.7(5.9; 9.9)
Reference14636.5(4.9; 8.6)
Colombia 201017,78412.6(11.9; 13.4)Indigenous237427.4(23.3; 31.8)
Afrodescendant191810.3(8.6; 12.3)
Reference11,42111.8(11.1; 12.7)
Ecuador 2012820624.6(23.0; 26.4)Indigenous117041.8(37.0; 46.7)
Afrodescendant31916.9(11.4; 24.4)
Reference646423.6(21.7; 25.6)
Guatemala 201412,25946.7(45.0; 48.4)Indigenous510961.4(59.0; 63.7)
Afrodescendant
Reference658834.1(32.1; 36.1)
Guyana 2014299711.3(9.6; 13.2)Indigenous60324.4(19.7; 30.0)
Afrodescendant7966.6(4.4; 9.8)
Reference158510.7(8.7; 13.1)
Honduras 201110,92622.7(21.5; 23.9)Indigenous161832.4(29.1; 35.9)
Afrodescendant25714.2(9.9; 20.0)
Reference776422.2(20.8; 23.5)
Mexico 2015785512.4(10.6; 14.3)Indigenous82425.2(20.0; 31.3)
Afrodescendant
Reference702311.2(9.4; 13.2)
Nicaragua 2006658420.7(19.0; 22.5)Indigenous35530.4(25.1; 36.4)
Afrodescendant
Reference579020.0(18.3; 21.9)
Paraguay 201644195.6(4.6; 6.8)Indigenous26831.3(19.1; 46.8)
Afrodescendant
Reference41514.9(4.0; 5.8)
Peru 201621,25313.1(12.3; 13.9)Indigenous171933.8(30.6; 37.1)
Afrodescendant
Reference17,44811.5(10.7; 12.3)
Suriname 201027108.8(7.6; 10.2)Indigenous18612.1(7.8; 18.4)
Afrodescendant17119.3(7.6; 11.2)
Reference7918.0(6.1; 10.4)