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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of undernourished children

From: Rotavirus A infection in children under five years old with a double health problem: undernutrition and diarrhoea – a cross-sectional study in four provinces of Mozambique

Variable Categories N = 842 %
Age in months 0–11 433 51.4
12–23 300 35.6
24–59 109 12.9
Sex Male 473 56.2
Female 369 43.8
Vaccine period Pre-vaccine (2015) 415 49.3
Post-vaccine (2016–2017) 427 50.7
Year of admission 2015 415 49.3
2016 317 37.6
2017 110 13.1
Province Maputo 428 50.8
Sofala 42 5.0
Nampula 324 38.5
Zambézia 48 5.7
Number of family members in the household <5 306 36.3
≥5 493 58.6
Unknown/ missing 43 5.1
Number of children under five in the household <5 723 85.9
≥5 77 9.1
Unknown/ missing 42 5.0
Type of house Brick 481 57.1
Mud and Reed 289 34.3
Unknown/ missing 72 8.6
Care giver age ≥20 139 16.5
21–30 449 53.3
> 30 220 26.1
Unknown/ missing 34 4.0
Type of food by age groups Exclusive breastfeeding 218 25.9
0–5 months 35 45.5
6–24 months 182 27.8
≥25 months 1 1.1
Breastfeeding and formula 292 34.7
0–5 months 13 16.9
6–24 months 239 36.5
≥25 months 40 42.1
Formula only 41 4.9
0–5 months 16 20.8
6–24 months 22 3.4
≥25 months 3 3.2
Other 275 32.7
0–5 months 13 16.9
6–24 months 211 32.3
≥25 months 51 53.7
Unknown/ missing 16 1.9