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Table 3 Spearman’s rank correlation coefficients (rs) for correlations between Mokken scale scores and the stated variables

From: Development of an international scale of socio-economic position based on household assets

  Annaba (Algeria) Fes (Morocco) Ife (Nigeria) Penang (Malaysia) Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Sousse (Tunisia) Srinagar (India) Tirana (Albania)
Highest level of schoolinga
 Respondent 0.251* 0.388* 0.411* 0.176* 0.114* 0.301* 0.246* 0.524*
 Father 0.161* 0.149* 0.217* 0.147* 0.056 0.149* 0.220* 0.441*
 Mother 0.068* 0.066* 0.182* 0.184* –0.014 0.190* 0.405*
Height 0.023 0.038 0.139* 0.123* 0.073 0.050  0.212* 0.197*
BMI 0.120* 0.141* 0.247* –0.043 –0.062 0.091* 0.153* 0.001
Frequency of going hungryb –0.338* –0.389* –0.204* –0.128* –0.070 –0.312* –0.152* –0.111*
Number of people per room in housec –0.187* –0.385* –0.019 –0.054 –0.131* –0.136* –0.414* –0.117*
  1. * Denotes a statistically significant correlation (p < 0.05)
  2. aHighest level of schooling completed, categorised as 0 = none, 1 = primary, 2 = middle, 3 = high, 4 = college/technical, 5 = university. None of the mothers had been educated in Srinagar
  3. bSelf reported frequency of someone in the household going hungry for lack of money, categorised as 0 = never, 1 = occasionally, 2 = certain times of year, 3 = most months, 4 = most weeks, 5 = most days
  4. cNumber of people per room = number of people living in the house/number of rooms in the house [excluding kitchen and bathroom(s)]