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Table 1 Distribution of stunting among under-five children for TDHS 2004/5, 2010 and 2015/6

From: Inequalities in stunting among under-five children in Tanzania: decomposing the concentration indexes using demographic health surveys from 2004/5 to 2015/6

Characteristics TDHS 2004/5
n (%)
TDHS 2010
n (%)
TDHS 2015/6
n (%)
Area of residence
 Urban 1159 (19) 1177 (19.5) 1903 (25.8)
 Rural 5621 (81) 5255 (80.5) 6540 (74.2)
Maternal education
 No education 1872 (26.1) 1645 (25.6) 1855 (21.6)
 Primary 4337 (69.4) 4051 (68.2) 5068 (64.4)
 Secondary 571 (4.5) 736 (6.1) 1520 (14)
Maternal BMI
 < 18.5 270 (48) 313 (50.2) 250 (40.3)
 ≥ 18.5 2714 (45.2) 2326 (42.1) 2694 (35.3)
Childbirth weight
 Small 400 (40.2) 246 (51.8) 404 (48.9)
 Average 2026 (46.8) 1844 (43) 2080 (35.4)
 Large 553 (45.4) 439 (37.9) 438 (29.1)
Wealth quintiles
 Poorest 1504 (22.8) 1326 (21.7) 1931 (24.4)
 Poorer 1360 (20.8) 1462 (23.8) 1770 (21.8)
 Middle 1364 (21.5) 1378 (22.5) 1665 (19.5)
 Richer 1501 (20) 1314 (18.6) 1736 (18.2)
 Richest 1051 (14.9) 952 (13.4) 1341 (16)
  1. TDHS represents Tanzania Demographic and Health Surveys