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Table 10 Bivariate analysis of predictors of underweight among children

From: The effect of maternal and child factors on stunting, wasting and underweight among preschool children in Northern Ghana

Characteristic N Classification of underweight p value
Normal Underweight
Sex 0.005
 Male 216 163 (75.5) 53 (24.5)
 Female 209 180 (86.1) 29 (13.9)
Birth weight 0.008
  < 2.5 Kg 23 14 (60.9) 9 (39.1)
  ≥ 2.5 Kg 170 145 (85.3) 25 (14.7)
BMI of mother 0.009
 Underweight 27 19 (70.4) 8 (29.6)
 Normal 306 240 (78.4) 66 (21.6)
 Overweight 92 84 (91.3) 8 (8.7)
Toilet 0.041
 Pit latrine/flush 48 44 (91.7) 4 (8.3)
 No facility 377 299 (79.3) 78 (20.7)