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Table 2 Decomposition of difference in stunting between the richest and the poorest socioeconomic groups

From: Socioeconomic inequality in stunting among under-5 children in Ethiopia: a decomposition analysis

Variable Difference due to characteristics (E) Difference due to coefficients (C)
Coefficient Percent P Coefficient Percent P
Residence place 0.04 22.22 0.167 − 0.01 − 5.56 0.001
Region (state) − 0.02 − 11.11 0.010 − 0.06 − 33.33 0.413
Caregivers education 0.06 33.33 0.003 − 0.03 − 16.67 0.418
Water source − 0.00 0.00 − 0.38 − 0.01 − 5.56 0.834
Toilet facility 0.01 5.56 0.296 − 0.00 0.00 0.982
Child sex − 0.00 0.00 0.915 0.08 44.44 0.401
Child age 0.01 5.56 0.230 0.06 33.33 0.150
Birth size 0.01 5.56 0.047 − 0.03 16.67 0.736
Constant     0.07 38.89 0.002
Total 0.11 61.12 < 0.001 0.07 38.88 0.013