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Table 3 The bivariate associations between the mothers’ characteristics and the child’s nutritional status

From: Predictors of poor nutritional status among children aged 6–24 months in agricultural regions of Mali: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics Underweight (%) WAZWHO Stunted (%) HAZWHO Wasted (%) WHZWHO Wasted (%) MUAC < 115 cm
N 1815 1815 1815 1815
Age class, years
  < 24 23.6 28.7 13.9 16.4
 25–34 24.2 26.8 14.8 15.5
 35+ 23.6 31.7 14.2 19.1
P trend 0.96 0.26 0.88 0.34
Occupation
 Housewife 24.1 27.6 14.1 16.1
 Farmer 22.4 30.4 14.3 17.8
 Other 28.1 31.8 18.1 15.2
P 0.57 0.47 0.66 0.71
Educational level
 None 24.5 28.7 15.0 16.8
 Literate 20.3 25.6 9.5 15.5
 Primary or more 17.7 30.4 11.9 0.0
P 0.34 0.67 0.13 0.13
Number of children alive
 1–2 25.2 30.2 14.2 14.9
 3–4 22.5 25.0 14.4 15.4
 5+ 23.9 30.0 14.4 19.1
P 0.57 0.10 0.98 0.11
Vegetable intakes, days per week
  < 1 28.3 28.7 17.4 16.1
 1–3 22.6 27.1 14.6 15.9
 4+ 25.3 31.1 12.9 17.0
P 0.18 0.27 0.30 0.86
  1. Data are the prevalence of each nutritional status according to mothers’ characteristics classes
  2. The significance level was set at 0.05 for all the tests