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Table 5 Categorisation of Undernutrition among Under-fives by Age Group and Sex Distribution in Ekumfi Narkwa

From: Lacking in abundance: undernutrition in a Peri-urban fishing community in Coastal Ghana

N = 250 Frequency (%)
 Factors HAZ WAZ WHZ
  Stunted Normal Underweight Normal Wasted Normal
Age (months)
 6–11 2 (5.4) 35 (94.6) 2 (5.4) 35 (94.6) 2 (5.4) 35 (94.6)
 12–23 13 (16.7) 65 (83.3) 15 (19.2) 63 (80.8) 3 (3.8) 75 (96.2)
 24–35 17 (23.6) 55 (76.4) 6 (8.3) 66 (91.7) 3 (4.2) 69 (85.8)
 36–47 10 (25.6) 29 (74.4) 4 (10.3) 35 (89.7) 1 (2.6) 38 (97.4)
 48–59 2 (8.3) 22 (91.7) 3 (12.5) 21 (87.5) 2 (8.3) 22 (91.6)
Sex
 Male 24 (19.0) 102 (80.9) 17 (13.5) 109 (87.5) 3 (2.4) 123 (97.6)
 Female 20 (16.1) 104 (83.8) 13 (10.5) 111 (89.5) 8 (6.4) 116 (93.5)
Total 44 (17.6) 206 (82.4) 30 (12.0) 220 (88.0) 11 (4.4) 239 (95.6)
  1. HAZ height-for-age z-score, WAZ weight-for-age z-score, WHZ weight-for-height z-score