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Table 5 Human Opportunity Index on Selected Nutrition Indicators by countries

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

  NUTRI1
(%)
Stunting
(%)
Wasting
(%)
Underweight
(%)
Blood tests (%)
Coverage (C) Democratic Republic of Congo 51.87 19.01 5.59 16 27.34
Guinea Bissau 65.15 19.26 5.14 11.17 36.72
MALI 58.29 14.87 11.62 16.31 25.16
Penalty (P) Congo DR 3.93 1.07 0.46 1.62 4.89
Guinea Bissau 3.75 2.24 1.23 2.31 4.72
MALI 4.66 1.50 0.93 1.53 3.27
Dissimilarity (D) Congo DR 7.57 5.64 8.27 10.15 17.90
Guinea Bissau 5.76 11.64 23.91 20.71 12.86
MALI 7.99 10.07 8.03 9.38 12.98
Equality (E) Congo DR 92.43 94.36 91.73 89.85 82.1
Guinea Bissau 94.24 88.36 76.09 79.28 87.14
MALI 92.01 89.93 91.97 90.62 87.02
HOI Congo DR 47.94 17.94 5.13 14.37 22.45
Guinea Bissau 61.40 17.02 3.91 8.85 32
MALI 53.63 13.37 10.68 14.78 21.90
  1. Source: Authors, based on MICS data