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Table 5 Baseline characteristics of children by category of stunting (N = 592)

From: Investigations into the association between soil-transmitted helminth infections, haemoglobin and child development indices in Manufahi District, Timor-Leste

Baseline community characteristics Not stunted
n (%)
Moderately stunted
n (%)
Severely stunted
n (%)
Males
 High N. americanus infection intensity 92 (36) 96 (37) 70 (27)
 Moderate N. americanus infection intensity 10 (31) 10 (31) 12 (38)
 No N. americanus infection 57 (27) 80 (38) 76 (36)
 Total 159 (32) 186 (37) 158 (31)
Females
 High N. americanus infection intensity 80 (48) 54 (32) 35 (21)
 Moderate N. americanus infection intensity 16 (39) 17 (41) 8 (20)
 No N. americanus infection 136 (50) 90 (33) 44 (16)
 Total 232 (48) 161 (34) 87 (18)
Age group 1 to 5 years
 High N. americanus infection intensity 38 (48) 27 (34) 14 (18)
 Moderate N. americanus infection intensity 12 (43) 11 (39) 5 (18)
 No N. americanus infection 89 (38) 79 (34) 65 (28)
 Total 139 (41) 117 (34) 84 (25)
Age group 6 to 11 years
 High N. americanus infection intensity 94 (43) 79 (36) 47 (21)
 Moderate N. americanus infection intensity 10 (35) 11 (38) 8 (28)
 No N. americanus infection 78 (43) 62 (34) 41 (23)
 Total 182 (42) 152 (35) 96 (22)
Age group 12 to 17 years
 High N. americanus infection intensity 40 (31) 44 (34) 44 (34)
 Moderate N. americanus infection intensity 4 (25) 5 (31) 7 (44)
 No N. americanus infection 26 (38) 29 (42) 14 (20)
 Total 70 (33) 78 (37) 65 (31)