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Table 3 Descriptive Statistics of Circumstance Variables by countries: mean, standard deviation (in parenthesis), range (in brackets) for quantitative variables and percentage of the reference category for the dummy variables

From: Assessing and decomposing inequality of opportunity in access to child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from three countries with low human development index

Circumstance variables Residence area Gender of Child Number of children
0–5
Age of household head Father’s education Mother’s education Economic Wellbing Most advantage Group
Countries
Congo Democratic Republic 59.99 49.69 1.75 (0.97) [0–9] 43.37 (12.43) [17–94] 30.97 56.52 56.89 86.80
Guinea Bissau 79.51 47.47 2.73 (1.53) [1–10] 51.1 (14.31) [19–95] 81.28 86.04 81.65 13.58
Mali 83.83 49.72 3.24 (2.09) [1–14] 54.26 (15.02) [15–95] 83.25 82.67 64.67 5.98
  1. Source: Authors, based on MICS data