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Table 1 Showing some baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Prevalence of Anaemia and Associated Risk Factors among Children in North-western Uganda: A Cross Sectional Study

Variable Age group in Years
n = 342
Overall
1–5
196 (57.3)
6–11
129 (37.7)
12–14
17 (5.0)
Sex
 Male 111 (60.7) 66 (36.1) 6 (3.3) 183
 Female 85 (53.5) 63 (39.6) 11 (6.9) 159
Age: mean (SD) 3.4 (1.4) 8.0 (1.6) 12.9 (0.9) 5.6 (3.1)
Religion     
 Protestant 27 (51.9) 20 (38.5) 5 (9.6) 52
 Islam 130 (63.4) 67 (32.7) 8 (3.9) 205
 Catholic 39 (45.9) 42 (49.4) 4 (4.7) 85
Mother’s level of education
 No formal education 16 (43.2) 20 (54.1) 1 (2.7) 37
 Primary 108 (55.4) 76 (39.0) 11 (5.6) 195
 Secondary or above 72 (65.4) 33 (30.0) 5 (4.6) 110
Household size: mean (SD) 6.8 (3.4) 7.8 (4.6) 9.1 (2.9) 7.3 (4.0)
Household’s main source of income
 Employment/Salary 40 (50.6) 33 (41.8) 6 (7.6) 79
 Agriculture related 6 (60.0) 4 (40.0) 0 (0) 10
 Property income 19 (73.1) 6 (23.1) 1 (3.9) 26
 Business enterprise 73 (56.6) 51 (39.5) 5 (3.9) 129
 Other 58 (59.2) 35 (35.7 5 (5.1) 98
Monthly household income’000
 Median(IQR) 233.5 (150–300) 240(150–300) 300 (210–450) 240 (150–300)