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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population in the Plateau Central and Centre-Ouest regions, Burkina Faso, February 2015

From: Prevalence and risk factors of undernutrition among schoolchildren in the Plateau Central and Centre-Ouest regions of Burkina Faso

Children’s demographic characteristics Number Percent
Age of childrena   
Girls 188 48.8
Boys 197 51.2
Age group 1 (8–11 year) 251 65.2
Age group 2 (12–14 years) 134 34.8
Caregivers’ demographic and educational characteristics
Caregivers’ ageb   
No formal schooling 288 74.8
Primary education 59 15.3
Secondary or higher education 38 9.9
Main occupation of head of household
Agriculture 344 89.4
Merchant 8 2.1
Civil service 9 2.3
No employment 2 0.5
Others (housework or retirement) 22 5.7
Socioeconomic domains
Roof material Simple (natural and baked clay) 37 9.6
Metal cover 348 90.4
Wall material Simple (natural clay) 359 93.3
Baked or cemented clay 26 6.7
Floor material Simple (clay, sand, mud, straw) 255 66.2
Baked or cemented clay 130 33.8
Energy used Simple (charcoal, firewood) 376 97.7
Electricity and gas 9 2.3
  1. a = mean age of 11.0 (±0.7) years
  2. b = mean age of 45.0 (±14.2) years