Table 4

Multivariate quantile regression analysis of the association between independent variables and school readiness scores among 203 school-going children aged 5–7 years in Ujjain, India

q10q25q50q75q90
b (95% CI)P valueb (95% CI)P valueb (95% CI)P valueb (95% CI)P valueb (95% CI)P value
Age (years)−5.81
(−10.63 to −0.99)
0.018−7.14
(−13.54 to 0.75)
0.029−2.76
(−10.30 to 4.79)
0.472−0.12
(−3.30 to 3.06)
0.941−0.26
(−2.73 to 2.20)
0.834
Gender−3.82
(−9.01 to 1.37)
0.148−2.51
(−9.03 to 4.01)
0.4490.74
(−6.84 to 8.33)
0.8471.43
(−1.59 to 4.44)
0.352−0.91
(−3.43 to 1.60)
0.474
Socioeconomic status−16.04
(−23.88 to 8.21)
<0.001−10.72
(−20.52 to 0.92)
0.032−3.16
(−14.83 to 8.51)
0.594−5.08
(−10.19 to 0.03)
0.051−0.33
(−4.47 to 3.82)
0.877
Birth weight (kg)*8.78
(−2.83 to 20.39)
0.1379.39
(−3.28 to 22.06)
0.14618.16
(6.09 to 30.23)
0.0037.30
(2.83 to 11.76)
0.0013.25
(0.07 to 6.44)
0.045
Time spent by mother with the child (hours)*−0.10
(−2.25 to 2.05)
0.928−0.04
(−3.47 to 3.40)
0.9830.38
(−3.53 to 4.28)
0.8501.97
(0.43 to 3.51)
0.0130.81
(−0.29 to 1.90)
0.150
Playground visits with parents−1.98
(−7.47 to 3.50)
0.477−2.19
(−9.18 to 4.80)
0.538−4.97
(−13.31 to 3.37)
0.241−5.61
(−9.14 to 2.08)
0.002−0.18
(−3.36 to 3.00)
0.910
Parents teaching0.47
(−5.58 to 6.52)
0.878−2.23
(−9.34 to 4.88)
0.537−4.00
(−12.12 to 4.11)
0.332−5.54
(−8.70 to 2.37)
0.001−1.60
(−4.56 to 1.36)
0.288
Loose stools2.08
(−4.41 to 8.56)
0.5292.99
(−5.41 to 11.40)
0.4832.41
(−7.35 to 12.17)
0.627−0.02
(−3.90 to 3.86)
0.993−2.17
(−5.70 to 1.36)
0.227
Hospitalisation in the past 3 months−38.32
(−46.63 to 30.01)
<0.001−31.94
(−44.14 to 19.74)
<0.001−28.63
(−43.24 to 14.01)
<0.001−20.88
(−27.47 to 14.29)
<0.001−10.81
(−16.12 to 5.50)
<0.001
Religion6.49
(−1.03 to 14.02)
0.095.68
(−5.39 to 16.76)
0.3135.11
(−7.55 to 17.77)
0.4271.83
(−2.61 to 6.26)
0.4181.87
(−1.81 to 5.56)
0.317
Mother’s education0.87
(0.11 to 1.63)
0.0251.15
(−0.18 to 2.48)
0.0901.75
(0.18 to 3.32)
0.0291.83
(1.16 to 2.49)
<0.0010.35
(−0.29 to 1.00)
0.280
Family type−2.72
(−8.52 to 3.08)
0.3570.28
(−6.75 to 7.30)
0.938−0.04
(−8.28 to 8.21)
0.993−2.94
(−6.39 to 0.51)
0.094−0.27
(−3.15 to 2.61)
0.854
  • q, quantile; b, beta coefficient.