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Table 1 Unweighted and weighted distribution of the characteristics of study participants and descriptive statistics of variables used

From: Childhood anemia in Rural Haiti: the potential role of community health workers

Indicators (Observations = 621) (Sum of Weights = 1473) Role Unweighted Frequency Weighted % (SE)
Child’s Age Control variable   
  < 24 months   422 68.2 (1.8)
  ≥ 24 months   196 31.3 (1.7)
Child’s Gender Control variable   
 Boy   292 47.9 (1.8)
 Girl   328 52.0 (1.9)
Childhood iron deficiency anemia Outcome   
 No   398 63.8 (1.8)
 Yes   223 36.2 (1.8)
Maternal iron deficiency anemia Control variable   
 No   468 73.6 (2.4)
 Yes   153 26.4 (2.4)
Child was exclusively breastfed Control variable   
 No   151 23.0 (2.3)
 Yes   420 65.6 (7.5)
Roof Material SES factor indicator   
 Corrugated Iron Sheets/Cement   482 77.6 (1.8)
 Other   139 22.4 (1.8)
Floor Material SES factor indicator   
 Tile/Cement Floor   305 50.2 (4.1)
 Dirt Floor or Other   316 49.8 (4.1)
Number of Bedroomsa SES factor indicator   
  ≤ Two Rooms   84 13.1 (0.8)
  ≥ Three Rooms   517 83.5 (0.7)
Knowledge Received from CHW CHW factor indicators   
 Family Planning   398 63.2 (4.3)
 Exclusive Breastfeeding   533 85.9 (0.4)
 Complementary Feeding   412 67.5 (2.5)
 Child Caring Practices   358 58.6 (1.7)
 Child Weight/Growth Monitoring   269 43.4 (1.9)
Maternal Mean Knowledge Scores Knowledge Factor Indicators Mean (SD) Mean (SE)
 Signs of Malnutrition   0.90 (0.30) 0.84 (0.01)
 Diarrhea Prevention   0.84 (0.35) 0.89 (0.01)
 Vitamin A and Iron Rich Foods   0.64 (0.42) 0.64 (0.02)
  1. aBased on an average household size of 5 for the study region and a minimum of two rooms to sleep for the family. SE = Standard error of weighted frequencies/means; weighted frequencies are rounded to the nearest whole number. SD = Standard deviation