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Table 2 Percent distribution of family-level anaemia (mother, father, and children) by background characteristics, India, 2015–16

From: Anaemia among mother-father-child pairs in India: examining co-existence of triple burden of anaemia in a family

Background variables Anaemia (%) Confidence Interval (CI) p-value
Couple’s age    0.838
 Both young 5.0 (4.07–6.07)  
 Both old 4.5 (4.17–4.76)  
 Others 5.1 (4.59–5.70)  
Couple’s education    0.001
 Both uneducated 7.1 (6.28–7.98)  
 Both educated 3.8 (3.58–4.15)  
 Anyone educated 5.9 (5.27–6.48)  
Couple’s employment    0.002
 Both unemployed 4.6 (3.76–5.63)  
 Both employed 5.8 (5.10–6.45)  
 Anyone employed 4.4 (4.16–4.72)  
Caste    0.001
 Scheduled Caste 4.3 (3.77–4.89)  
 Scheduled Tribe 8.3 (7.58–9.03)  
 Other Backward Class 4.7 (4.23–5.04)  
 Others 3.3 (2.90–3.81)  
Religion    0.094
 Hindu 4.8 (4.56–5.17)  
 Muslim 3.8 (3.23–4.38)  
 Others 4.5 (3.74–5.18)  
Wealth quintile    0.001
 Poor 6.4 (5.99–6.84)  
 Middle 4.2 (3.75–4.81)  
 Rich 2.7 (2.37–3.06)  
Place of residence    0.001
 Urban 3.1 (2.69–3.50)  
 Rural 5.4 (5.06–5.68)  
Region    0.001
 North 4.1 (3.63–4.69)  
 Central 4.9 (4.38–5.37)  
 East 6.9 (6.24–7.67)  
 Northeast 4.2 (3.55–4.84)  
 West 3.1 (2.50–3.88)  
 South 3.6 (2.87–4.18)  
  1. %: Percentage; CI Confidence interval