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Table 1 Demographics of population, stratified by study site

From: Stunting is associated with blood lead concentration among Bangladeshi children aged 2-3 years

  Current Study Population (n = 618) Pabna (n = 317, 51.3 %) Sirajdikhan (n = 301, 48.7 %)
  Number (%)
Sex
Male 307 (49.7) 156 (49.2) 151 (50.2)
Female 311 (50.3) 161 (50.8) 150 (49.8)
Stunting Status
Stunted 324 (52.4) 135 (42.6) 189 (62.2)
Not Stunted 294 (47.6) 182 (57.4) 112 (37.2)
Child Smoke Exposure
Exposed 260 (42.1) 158 (49.8) 102 (33.9)
Not Exposed 358 (57.9) 159 (50.2) 199 (66.1)
Mother's education
Primary or less 285 (46.1) 141 (44.5) 144 (47.8)
Secondary or greater 333 (53.9) 176 (55.5) 157 (52.2)
Mother's Protein    
Low 139 (22.5) 1 (0.3) 138 (45.8)
Medium 336 (54.4) 184 (58.0) 152 (50.5)
High 143 (23.1) 132 (41.6) 11 (3.7)
  Mean (SD)
Birth Gestational Age (weeks) 37.9 (2.0) 37.1 (2.0) 38.8 (1.6)
Missing 2 2 0
Age (months) 28 (2.9) 27.8 (2.8) 28.3 (3.0)
Mother's Weight at Enrollment (kg) 46.6 (7.6) 45.1 (7.1) 48.1 (7.9)
Mother's Height (cm) 151.4 (5.6) 151.1 (5.1) 151.7 (6.2)
Child's Birth Weight (kg) 2.85 (0.4) 2.8 (0.5) 2.9 (0.3)
n (%) ≤ 2.5 kg 90 (14.6) 71 (22.4) 19 (6.3)
Child's Birth Length (cm) 46.6 (2.4) 46.9 (2.3) 46.2 (2.5)
HOME Score 42.7 (2.6) 41.5 (2.7) 44 (1.8)
Missing 0 0 1
Maternal Depression 15.2 (2.8) 15.3 (2.1) 15.1 (3.5)
Missing 272 125 147