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Table 2 Prevalence of stunting, underweight and wasting in Bujenje County

From: Nutritional status of children 7–36 months old from millet consuming communities of Masindi District, Western Uganda

Nutritional status Sub Counties Bujenje County
n (%)
p-value
Budongo
n (%)
Bwijanga
n (%)
Stunting (<−2 z-scores) 71 (27.1) 123 (33.0) 194 (30.5) 0.063
 Moderate > − 3 to < − 2 z-scores 55 (20.9) 91 (24.4) 146 (23.0)  
 Severe <−3 z-scores 16 (6.1) 32 (8.6) 48 (7.5)  
Underweight (<−2 z-scores) 39 (14.8) 35 (9.4) 74 (11.6) 0.044
 Moderate > − 3 to < −2 z-scores 30 (11.4) 31 (8.3) 61 (9.6)  
 Severe <−3 z-scores 9 (3.4) 4 (1.1) 13 (2.0)  
Wasting (<−2 z-scores) 29 (11) 18 (4.8) 47 (7.4) 0.005
 Moderate (> − 3 to < −2 z-scores) 24 (9.1) 14 (3.8) 38 (6.0)  
 Severe (<−3 z-scores) 5 (1.9) 4 (1.1) 9 (1.4)  
MUAC
 Severe (< 11.5) 50 (1.9) 4 (1.1) 9 (1.4)  
 Moderate (11.5–12.4) 19 (7.2) 16 (4.3) 35 (5.5) 0.030
 At risk (12.5–13.5) 29 (11.0) 23 (6.2) 52 (8.2)