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Table 6 Decomposition of difference in composite indicator of anthropometric failure (CIAF) between the richest and the poorest socioeconomic groups

From: Socio-economic inequality in anthropometric failure among children aged under 5 years in India: evidence from the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey 2016–18

Variable Difference due to characteristics (Explained) Difference due to coefficients (Unexplained)
Coefficient Percent p-value Coefficient Percent p-value
Mother’s education −0.05 15.03 0.002 −0.02 6.00 0.092
Mother’s exposure to mass media − 0.02 4.91 0.433 0.01 −3.57 0.071
Mother’s parity −0.02 5.38 < 0.001 0.07 −21.40 0.058
Underweight mother (as per BMI) −0.02 6.47 < 0.001 0.00 1.39 0.595
Mother with normal weight (as per BMI) 0.00 −0.04 0.676 0.01 −1.82 0.602
Overweight/obese mother (as per BMI) −0.02 7.13 < 0.001 0.00 −0.01 0.964
Child’s age 0.00 −0.04 0.565 0.00 0.27 0.978
Child’s sex 0.00 −0.02 0.010 −0.06 18.09 0.065
Child’s morbidity −0.00 0.28 0.082 0.00 1.12 0.712
Place of residence 0.00 −0.91 0.599 −0.07 21.37 0.068
Caste −0.01 2.35 0.018 −0.06 17.79 0.073
Constant     −0.07 20.20 0.457
Total −0.14 40.55 < 0.001 −0.21 59.45 < 0.001