Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Narrowing socioeconomic inequality in child stunting: the Brazilian experience, 1974–2007

Carlos Augusto Monteiro, Maria Helena D’Aquino Benicio, Wolney Lisboa Conde, Silvia Konno, Ana Lucia Lovadino, Aluisio JD Barros & Cesar Gomes Victora

Volume 88, Number 4, April 2010, 305-311

Table 2. Household assets, per survey year and socioeconomic quintile, Brazil, 1996–2007

Asset Surveya year Households (%) with the asset, per quintile
P-valueb
Poorest 2nd 3rd 4th Richest
Television 1996 7.5 24.5 67.1 92.3 98.0 0.044
2006–07 73.4 92.0 98.9 99.2 99.8
Refrigerator 1996 1.2 33.5 97.8 98.9 99.5 0.000
2006–07 34.2 96.5 95.1 99.6 99.8
Washing machine 1996 0.4 6.5 16.7 53.7 82.2 0.000
2006–07 12.3 40.7 66.1 81.9 94.0
VCR or DVD 1996 0.0 0.7 2.1 20.2 71.2 0.000
2006–07 9.1 29.0 68.1 80.8 95.7
Car 1996 0.3 1.1 2.0 27.5 81.9 0.000
2006–07 2.2 1.5 8.1 42.8 89.1

VCR, videocassette recorder; DVD, digital video disc.
a Demographic and Health Survey.
b For the interaction between survey year and quintile.

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