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Table 3 Comparison of undernutrition prevalence and minimum dietary diversity of children

From: Nutritional status and dietary diversity of orphan and non – orphan children under five years: a comparative study in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana

Item Child status p - value
Non- orphan Orphan
Stunted
 Yes 21 (17.1%) 23 (18.7%) 0.74
 No 102 (82.9%) 100 (81.3%)
Wasted
 Yes 6 (4.9%) 7 (5.7%) 0.78
 No 117 (95.1%) 116 (94.3%)
Underweight
 Yes 9 (7.3%) 10 (8.1%) 0.81
 No 114 (92.7%) 113 (91.9%)
Minimum dietary diversity
 Less than 4 food groups 18 (17.3%) 3 (2.6%) <  0.001
 At least 4 food groups 86 (82.7%) 114 (97.4%)