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Table 3 Comparing nutritional status of under-five children to gender, residence and division, BDHS-2014

From: Correlates of stunting among under-five children in Bangladesh: a multilevel approach

Category Height for age (Stunted) Weight for height (Wasted) Weight for age (Underweight)
Severely malnourished Frequency (%) Moderately malnourished Frequency (%) Normal (Well- nourished) Frequency (%) Severely malnourished Frequency (%) Moderately malnourished Frequency (%) Normal (Well- nourished) Frequency (%) Severely malnourished Frequency (%) Moderately malnourished Frequency (%) Normal (Well- nourished) Frequency (%)
Sex
 Male 441 (12.35) 900 (25.20) 2230 (62.45) 132 (3.70) 411 (11.51) 3028 (84.79) 271 (7.59) 874 (24.47) 2426 (67.94)
 Female 392 (11.55) 814 (23.98) 2188 (64.47) 81 (2.39) 381 (11.23) 2932 (86.39) 281 (8.28) 834 (24.57) 2279 (67.15)
P-value   0.092    0.008    0.329  
Residence
 Urban 224 (10.24) 479 (21.89) 1485 (67.87) 62 (2.83) 196 (8.96) 1930 (88.21) 147 (6.72) 445 (20.34) 1596 (72.94)
 Rural 609 (12.75) 1235 (25.85) 2933 (61.40) 151 (3.16) 596 (12.48) 4030 (84.36) 405 (8.48) 1263 (26.44) 3109 (65.08)
P-value   < 0.001    < 0.001    < 0.001  
Division
 Barisal 83 (10.22) 225 (27.71) 504 (62.07) 34 (4.19) 107 (13.18) 671 (82.64) 60 (7.39) 212 (26.11) 540 (66.50)
 Chittagong 186 (14.09) 315 (23.86) 819 (62.05) 41 (3.11) 152 (11.52) 1127 (85.38) 108 (8.18) 339 (25.68) 873 (66.14)
 Dhaka 122 (10.06) 282 (23.25) 809 (66.69) 28 (2.31) 121 (9.98) 1064 (87.72) 81 (6.68) 253 (20.86) 879 (72.46)
 Khulna 53 (6.85) 166 (21.45) 555 (71.71) 24 (3.10) 80 (10.34) 670 (86.56) 38 (4.91) 168 (21.71) 568 (73.39)
 Rajshahi 82 (9.37) 182 (20.80) 611 (69.83) 32 (3.66) 118 (13.49) 725 (82.86) 59 (6.74) 218 (24.91) 598 (68.34)
 Rangpur 87 (10.06) 216 (24.97) 562 (64.97) 32 (3.70) 105 (12.14) 728 (84.16) 74 (8.55) 209 (24.16) 582 (67.28)
 Sylhet 220 (19.89) 328 (29.66) 558 (50.45) 22 (1.99) 109 (9.86) 975 (88.16) 132 (11.93) 309 (27.94) 665 (60.13)
P-value   < 0.001    0.095    < 0.001