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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics (n = 2,465)

From: Revisiting the child health-wealth nexus

Variable Sub-Category Mean P Percent Stunted Variable Type
Primary Variables of Interest
 Wealth Index Quartile 01 0.276   43.1 Continuous
Quartile 02 0.467   34.9
Quartile 03 0.589   28.4
Quartile 04 0.745 <0.000 17.3
 Per Capita Consumption Expenditure (in hundreds) Quartile 01 4.317   36.7 Continuous
Quartile 02 6.962   35.5
Quartile 03 9.539   31.2
Quartile 04 15.89 <0.000 24.0
Child Level Controls
 Child Age in Months   123.8 <0.000 - Continuous
 Sex of Child (1 = female) Male 0.522   31.7 Dummy
Female 0.478 0.910 30.1 Dummy
 Child in School (1 = yes)   0.916 0.268 - Dummy
Parental Education Controls
 Mother’s Education No Education 0.557 <0.000 38.5 Dummy
Primary 0.150 0.793 30.0 Dummy
Secondary 0.232 0.244 21.0 Dummy
Higher 0.060 <0.000 9.15 Dummy
 Father’s Education No Education 0.376 0.072 39.0 Dummy
Primary 0.174 0.481 32.9 Dummy
Secondary 0.295 0.168 25.1 Dummy
Higher 0.156 0.001 19.3 Dummy
Child’s Genetic Endowment Control
 Mother’s Height (in centimetres)   144.11 <0.000 - Continuous
Household Level Controls
 Number of Adults   3.97 0.860 - Discrete
 Monthly Expenditure on Entertainment   67.13 <0.000 - Continuous
 Anyone smoke in Household (1 = yes)   0.394 0.078 31.3 Dummy
 Shock in the Last Three Years (1 = yes)   0.292 0.279 30.9 Dummy
 Residence (1 = rural) Urban 0.277   18.8 Dummy
Rural 0.723 <0.000 35.6
 Household Religion Hindu 0.915 0.770 31.8 Dummy
Muslim 0.073 0.832 19.5 Dummy
Other Religions 0.012 0.673 31.3 Dummy
 Child Ethnicity Scheduled Castes 0.184 0.389 35.5 Dummy
Scheduled Tribes 0.123 0.200 42.7 Dummy
Backward Class 0.477 0.404 31.2 Dummy
Other Castes 0.214 0.045 19.8 Dummy
 Region Coastal 0.373 0.191 27.2 Dummy
Rayalaseema 0.271 0.618 31.7 Dummy
Telangana 0.354 0.069 34.4 Dummy
Community Level Controls
 Public Hospital Available (1 = yes)   0.111 0.098 18.5 Dummy
 Private Hospital Available (1 = yes)   0.304 0.012 23.7 Dummy
 Public Health Centre Available (1 = yes)   0.209 0.018 27.1 Dummy
 Private Health Centre Available (1 = yes)   0.237 0.007 24.0 Dummy
 Community Education   3.37 <0.000 - Continuous
 Community Entertainment Expenditure   67.29 <0.000 - Continuous
 Mean Adults in Community   3.97 0.001 - Continuous