Table 1

Sample comparison

Initial sampleMain analysis sampleAdjusted sample
(N=599 834)(N=416 181)(N=167 523)
Interview year: before 20003.7%4.4%0.0%
Interview year: 2000–20042.8%3.6%0.0%
Interview year: 2005–200918.0%20.3%22.7%
Interview year: 2010 or later68.9%65.2%73.0%
Sub-Saharan Africa56.6%49.5%60.2%
East Asia and Pacific3.8%4.3%4.4%
Europe and Central Asia3.8%4.7%3.1%
Latin America and the Caribbean14.5%18.3%16.8%
Middle East and North Africa8.3%9.8%0.0%
South Asia13.1%13.4%15.6%
Low-income countries50.7%45.2%58.0%
Child is a girl49.2%49.2%48.9%
Child born in single birth97.6%97.7%98.6%
Children ever born to mother3.6 (SD=2.3)3.6 (SD=2.3)3.5 (SD=2.4)
Births in last 5 years1.7 (SD=0.7)1.6 (SD=0.7)1.5 (SD=0.6)
Child is stuntedn/a33.1%33.7%
Child age in monthsn/a28.6 (SD=16.9)22.6 (SD=15.4)
Household in poorest quartilen/a30.5%28.0%
Household in second poorest quartilen/a24.3%24.4%
Household in second richest quartilen/a23.4%24.1%
Household in richest quartilen/a21.7%23.5%
  • No data on stunting, age and household SES is presented for the initial sample due to a high number of missing values. The share of children living in households of each SES quartile differs from 25% as birth rates tend to be higher in low SES households and ties in household asset scores can occur.

  • “n/a” = not applicable (statistics on stunting, child age and household SES not calculated in initial sample due to missing values)

  • SES, socioeconomic status.