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Table 3 Nutritional status according to child characteristics and household size

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

Variable Stunting Underweight Wasting
% prevalence Mean
HAZ
% prevalence Mean
WAZ
%
prevalence
Mean
WHZ
Age (months)
 7–8 2.5 2.67 ± 0.78 2.0 2.75 ± 0.07 0.9 2.90 ± 0.05
 9–11 1.2 2.85 ± 0.05 0.9 2.89 ± 0.04 0.6 2.94 ± 0.03
 12–23 14.5 2.56 ± 0.04 5.5 2.84 ± 0.03 3.9 2.89 ± 0.02
 24–36 12.3 2.61 ± 0.04 3.2 2.89 ± 0.03 2.0 2.93 ± 0.02
p-value 0.005 0.009 0.020 0.059 0.329 0.490
Sex
 Male 10.5 2.54 ± 0.04 3.1 2.81 ± 0.03 4.3 2.91 ± 0.02
 Female 20.0 2.71 ± 0.043 8.5 2.92 ± 0.02 3.1 2.91 ± 0.02
p-value 0.001 0.017 0.001 0.001 0.760 0.910
Household size
 < 5 16.5 2.56 ± 0.04 6.8 2.83 ± 0.03 4.7 2.89 ± 0.02
 5–7 9.4 2.70 ± 0.04 2.8 2.91 ± 0.02 1.9 2.94 ± 0.02
 Above 7 4.6 2.62 ± 0.06 2.0 2.85 ± 0.04 0.8 2.93 ± 0.03
p-value 0.084 0.040 0.042 0.020 0.089 0.170