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Table 1 Study population baseline and demographic characteristics

From: Malaria, anaemia and under-nutrition: three frequently co-existing conditions among preschool children in rural Rwanda

Variable Value (%)
N = 1882
Sex
 Male 941 (50)
 Female 941 (50)
Study group median age 31.1 (IQR: 18.4–45.70)
Study group mean weight in Kilograms 12.10 (±2.97)
Study group mean height in meters 85.93 ±12.35
Study group mean haemoglobin density in g/dl 11.30 (±1.53)
Number of children per cell  
 Biharwe 296 (15.7)
 Gatanga 474 (25.2)
 Gikundamvura 372 (19.8)
 Kindama 423 (22.5)
 Ruhuha 317 (16.8)
Number of children with malaria parasite carriage (Yes) 110/1876 (5.9 %)
Number of children with moderate-severe anaemia (<90 g/l) 132/1876 (7.0 %)
Number of children with under weight (Z score of <−2 SD of mean) 297/1882 (15.8 %)
Number of children with stunting (Z score of <−2 SD of mean) 777/1882 (41.3 %)
Number of children with wasting (Z score of <−2 SD of mean) 166/1876 (8.8 %)
Number of children reported ownership of ≥1 Bednet in HH (Yes) 1799/1882 (95.6 %)
Number of HHs with reported IRS done in last 12 months (Yes) 1805/1882 (95.9 %)
Number of children with reported fever in last 6 months (Yes) 1293/1882 (68.7 %)
Number of HoH per education level None 620 (33 %)
Primary/Secondary/Tertiary 1259 (67 %)
Number of HH occupants  
 1–3 298 (15.83 %)
 4–7 1373 (72.95 %)
 8+ 211 (11.22 %)
Number of children per age group (in months)  
 6–11 225 (11.96 %)
 12–23 435 (23.11 %)
 24–35 434 (23.06 %)
 36–47 372 (19.77 %)
 48–60 416 (22.10 %)
  1. Plus–minus values are mean ± SD
  2. HH households, IQR interquartile range