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Table 4 Prevalence of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) by background variables

From: Infant and child health status ahead of implementation of an integrated intervention to improve nutrition and survival: a cross-sectional baseline assessment

Variable Disaggregation n (%) Odds Ratio (OR) Sig. Level (P-value)
GAM Rate 44 (7.6%)   
 Prevalence of GAM by Communes
  Rumonge 33 (7.60%) 0.933
Ref
0.894
  Vyanda 12 (8.60%) Ref
 GAM by Nutritional Status of caregiver
  Normal Nutritional 18 (3.7%) 0.911 0.884
  Malnourished 3 (4.0%) Ref Ref
 Prevalence of GAM by Household Hunger Scale
  No Hunger detected in household 28 (6.90%) 0.36 0.35
  Moderate Hunger detected in household 17 (10.90%) 0.44 0.46
  Severe Hunger detected in household 9 (10.50%) Ref Ref
 Prevalence of GAM by Wealth Quintiles
  Highest 6 (5.20%) 0.40 0.195
  Fourth 6 (5.10%) 0.27 0.103
  Middle 13 (10.80%) 1.07 0.897
  Second 10 (8.90%) Ref Ref
  Lowest 12 (10.40%) 0.26 0.103
 Prevalence of GAM by Household size
  1 to5 17 (7.10%) 0.32 0.046
   6 to 10 27 (8.60%) Ref Ref
   more than 10 2 (9.50%) 1.79 0.457
 Prevalence of GAM by Age in Months
  6 to 17 6 (12.70%) 1.16 < 0.001
  18 to 29 13 (8.50%) 0.92 0.296
  30 to 41 9 (6.80%) Ref Ref
  42 to 53 2 (5.10%) 0.81 0.638
  54 to 59 1 (4.50%) 1.02 0.332