Table 2

Characteristics of the sample (N=1187), categorical variables

CharacteristicsN(Per cent)
Sex of child
Male60050.5
Female58749.5
Still breast feeding (yes)79767.1
Use of preventive health service
Received BCG (yes)112094.5
Received DPT/hepatitis B/influenza 3 (yes)103787.7
Received polio 3 (yes)101385.6
Received measles ≥9 months (yes)92786.7
Taking iron pills, sprinkles or syrup (last 7 days; yes)34329.0
Drugs for intestinal parasites (yes)43837.2
Anaemia level (some anaemia)71861.5
Empowerment
Participation in decision-making
Low participation34328.9
Husband justified in beating wife
Less sense of empowerment26723.1
Wife justified in refusing sex
Less empowered17315.1
Water and sanitation
Source of drinking water
Unimproved26222.2
Type of toilet facilities
 Unimproved55747.3
Disposal of the youngest child's stool
 Inappropriate disposal practice74062.6
Religion
Christian80267.7
Other religions38332.3
Place of residence
Urban39433.1
Rural79366.9