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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of children and caregivers by Province

From: Investigating the spatial variations of high prevalences of severe malnutrition among children in Papua New Guinea: results from geoadditive models

Children Overall
%
Eastern Highlands
Province
%
Madang
Province
%
p-value
All 683 49% 51%  
Age (months), median (IQR) 19 (10–32) 17 (7–32) 21 (11–31) 0.0541
Male 53% 51% 55% 0.439
Malnutrition characteristics     
Stunting 54% 59% 49% 0.019
Under weight 31% 29% 33% 0.236
Wasting 18% 14% 22% 0.030
Immunization completed 1     
BCG 80% 80% 80% 0.981
OPV 29% 31% 28% 0.341
Measles 38% 33% 42% 0.019
All 3 vaccine completed 21% 21% 22% 0.650
Breast feeding (ever) 95% 94% 95% 0.400
Conditions of child     
Sick 43% 49% 39% 0.015
Diarrhea 17% 23% 12% <0.001
Cough 55% 59% 52% 0.101
Chesty cough 44% 47% 41% 0.164
Care givers     
All 636 49% 51%  
Age (years), median (IQR) 26 (23–33) 26 (22–32) 27 (24–34) 0.423
Education     <0.001
No education 44% 52% 36%  
Primary school 51% 43% 58%  
Secondary school 5% 5% 6%  
  1. 1 Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), Measles.