Table 1: Sample sociodemographic characteristics (n=279).

Mean ± SD or
No. (%)

Child Characteristics

Age (yrs)9.0 ± 1.9

 631 (11.1)

 739 (14.0)

 843 (15.4)

 947 (16.8)

 1052 (18.6)

 1133 (11.8)

 1234 (12.2)

Gender (female)155 (55.6)

Ethnicity (Mestizo)258 (92.5)

Anemia91 (32.6)

Maternal Characteristics

Age (yrs)35.6 ± 8.1

Formal education (yrs completed)7.8 ± 3.8

Marital status (legally married)176 (63.1)

Full-time stay-at-home mother124 (44.4)

SF-36 MCS score67.0 ± 14

Household Characteristics

Household participation in any social safety net programs20 (7.2)

Monthly per capita household income (U.S.$)127 ± 91

Household size (members)4.7 ± 1.4

No. minor children in home2.3 ± 0.9

Neighborhoods: El Camal102 (36.6)

Cotocollao114 (40.9)

Alangasi63 (22.6)