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Table 1 Basic characteristics of children under 5 years according to selected characteristics (Nutrition)

From: On measuring and decomposing inequality of opportunity in access to health services among Tunisian children: a new approach for public policy

Tunisia (2011-2012) Nutrition: Weight for Age Nutrition: Height for Age Nutrition: Weight for height
Underweight No ponderal insufficiency Growth delay No growth delay Emarciation No emarciation
  Total 2768
100.00
71
2.57
2697
97.43
286
10.33
2482
89.67
61
2.20
2707
97.80
Gender Male 1482
53.54
48
3.24
1434
96.76
163
11.00
1319
89.00
40
2.70
1442
97.30
Female 1286
46.46
23
1.79
1263
98.21
123
9.56
1163
90.44
21
1.63
1265
98.37
Residence Urbain 1607
58.06
41
2.55
1566
97.45
126
7.84
1481
92.16
38
2.36
1569
97.64
Rural 1161
41.94
30
2.58
1131
97.42
160
13.78
1001
86.22
23
1.98
1138
98.02
Region District Tunis 356
12.86
5
1.40
351
98.60
24
6.74
332
93.26
10
2.81
346
97.19
North East 379
13.69
8
2.11
371
97.89
37
9.76
342
90.24
6
1.58
373
98.42
North west 291
10.51
10
3.44
281
96.56
38
13.06
253
86.94
4
1.37
287
98.63
Centre East 308
11.13
5
1.62
303
98.38
18
5.84
290
94.16
8
2.60
300
97.40
Kasserine 282
10.19
5
1.77
277
98.23
39
13.83
243
86.17
7
.48
275
97.52
Kairouan 305
11.02
11
3.61
294
96.39
40
13.11
265
86.89
5
1.64
300
98.36
Sidi Bouzid 250
9.03
10
4.00
240
96.00
33
13.20
217
86.80
6
2.40
244
97.60
South East 347
12.54
6
1.73
341
98.27
24
6.92
323
93.08
9
2.59
338
97.41
South Ouest 250
9.03
11
4.40
239
95.60
33
13.20
217
86.80
6
2.40
244
97.60
Mather’s education Nothingness 466
16.84
21
4.51
445
95.49
79
16.95
387
83.05
9
1.93
457
98.07
Primary and similar 917
33.13
16
1.74
901
98.26
101
11.01
816
88.99
17
1.85
900
98.15
Secondary and similar 951
34.36
23
2.42
928
97.58
79
8.31
872
91.69
21
2.21
930
97.79
Superior 434
15.68
11
2.53
423
97.47
27
6.22
407
93.78
14
3.23
420
96.77
Annual family incomes (Economic quintile) The poorest 737
26.63
30
4.07
707
95.93
118
16.01
619
83.99
13
1.76
724
98.24
Second 606
21.89
11
1.82
595
98.18
72
11.88
534
88.12
14
2.31
592
97.69
Medium 479
17.30
11
2.30
468
97.70
29
6.05
450
93.95
9
1.88
470
98.12
Fourth 565
20.41
11
1.95
554
98.05
46
8.14
519
91.86
13
2.30
552
97.70
The richest 381
13.76
8
2.10
373
97.90
21
5.51
360
94.49
12
3.15
369
96.85
  1. The second value in the table corresponds to the percentage contribution in the corresponding sample