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Table 2 Nutritional status and dietary intake of children aged 6–23 months

From: Magnitude and factors associated with appropriate complementary feeding among children 6–23 months in Northern Ghana

Characteristics Mean ± SD Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Nutritional status
 WAZ −1.13 ± 1.1   
 HAZ −0.88 ± 1.35   
 WHZ −0.91 ± 1.13   
 Stunted (HAZ < −2)   130 16.8
 Wasted (WHZ < −2)   116 15.0
 Underweight (WAZ < −2)   163 21.0
 Diarrhoeal infection the past 14 days   284 36.5
 Currently breastfeeding   759 97.6
 Prevalence of bottle feeding   87 11.2
 Met minimum meal frequency   431 57.3
 Met minimum dietary diversity   276 35.6
 Met minimum acceptable diet   193 24.9
 Appropriate complementary feeding rate   107 13.8