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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Co-morbidity of malnutrition with falciparum malaria parasitaemia among children under the aged 6–59 months in Somalia: a geostatistical analysis

Characteristic Number
 Total number of children examined 49 227
 Total number of villages examined 888
Summary by livelihood Number (%)
Livelihood Agro-pastoral 14 018 (28)
Pastoral 14 190 (29)
Riverine 9618 (20)
Fishing 335 (1)
Urban areas 2769 (6)
Internally Displaced Persons 8297 (17)
Response variables Number (%)
 Wasting 8542 (17)
 Low-MUAC 5276 (11)
 Malaria 6840 (14)
Child data Number (%)
 Vitamin A supplementation 28 264 (57)
 Measles vaccination 26 184 (51)
 Polio vaccination 39 309 (82)
 Diarrhoea 9517 (17)
 Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) 10 493 (26)
 Febrile Illness in the last 2 weeks 10 409 (21)
 Suspected measles in last 1 month 2171 (5)
 Sex of the child Male = 25 067 (51)
 Age of the child (in months) Mean = 32, Min = 6, Max = 59
Household data Mean (Min, Max)
 Household size 6 (2, 50)
 Number of under 5 2 (1, 7)
 Age of the mother (in years) 30 (14, 60)
 MUAC of mother in cm 24 (18, 38)
 Household head gender Male = 40 076 (81%)
Food and nutrition Number (%)
 Sources of carbohydrate in the last 24 h 47 560 (97)
 Sources of protein in the last 24 h 42 713 (87)
 Sources of fats in the last 24 h 39 130 (79)
 Fruits and vegetables in the last 24 h 20 895 (42)
Climatic / Environmental data Mean (Min, Max)
 Distance to water to major water bodies in km ≤5 km = 18 445 (25%), > 5 km = 55 333 (75%)
 Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) 0.18 (0, 0.45)
 Precipitation (mm) 138 (0, 350)
 Temperature (°c) 28 (21, 31)
 Urbanization Urban = 3318 (5%)
Rural = 70 460 (95%)