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Table 5 Percentage distribution of anthropometric status of the study participants from lowland and highland communities of district Raya Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia, 2014

From: Comparison of nutritional status and associated factors of lactating women between lowland and highland communities of District Raya, Alamata, Southern Tigiray, Ethiopia

  Residence
Lowland Highland
Anthropometric variables Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Maternal height
 ≤ 145 cm 1(0.4) 9(3.9)
 > 145 cm 227(99.6) 219(96.1)
Maternal weight
 ≤ 45 kg 36(15.8) 63(27.6)
 > 45 kg 192(84.2) 165(72.4)
Maternal BMI
 < 18.5 kg/m2 40(17.5) 56(24.6)
 18.5–24.99 177(77.6) 169(74.1)
 ≥ 25 kg/m2 11(4.8) 3(1.3)
 Mean 20.4 ± 2.4 20.4 ± 2.1