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Table 2 Correlations between the variables of childhood nutrient intake and hygiene, height, and adult SES

From: Childhood health and social class reproduction in China

Variables Years of schooling ISEI of first job ISEI of current job Sample size (%)
Experience of suffering hunger     
 Never 9.48*** 30.61*** 34.32*** 2802 (41.66%)
 Occasionally 7.56 24.76 28.25 2127 (31.62%)
 Often 5.80 21.68 22.75 1797 (26.72%)
Source of drinking water     
 Running water /bottled water 11.38*** 36.18*** 40.67*** 1123 (16.70%)
 Well water/spring water 7.28 24.31 27.14 4883 (72.60%)
 Reservoir or other 6.60 25.06 26.33 720 (10.70%)
Type of sanitary amenity     
 Flush toilet 11.52*** 38.45*** 42.80*** 700 (10.41%)
 Non-flush toilet 7.74 25.67 28.72 4771 (70.93%)
 Others 6.42 22.30 24.03 1255 (18.66%)
Frequency of eating fish and meat (r) 0.342*** 0.245*** 0.286*** 6726
Height (r) 0.300*** 0.162*** 0.184*** 6726
  1. We measure the correlation of “frequency of eating fish and meat”, “height” with adult SES variables with Pearson’s r. Other numbers in the table are the mean of their respective categories, and the significance of the F test is also reported
  2. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001