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Table 5 Prevalence of Global Chronic Malnutrition (GCM) 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)
GCM Rate 266 (45.8%)   
GCM by Province
Rumonge 205 (46.7%) 1.63 0.120
Vyanda 54 (39.1%) Ref Ref
GCM by Nutritional Status of caregiver
Normal Nutritional 221 (44.9%) 0.93 0.777
Malnourished 35 (46.7%) Ref Ref
GCM by Household Hunger Scale
No hunger detected in household 163 (40.9%) 0.58 0.368
Moderate Hunger detected in household 90 (53.9%) 0.97 0.966
Severe Hunger detected in household 6 (54.5%) Ref Ref
GCM by Wealth Quintiles
Richest 39 (33.9%) 0.710 0.212
Fourth 46 (40.0%) 0.92 0.764
Middle 62 (51.7%) 1.48 0.140
Second 47 (42.0%) Ref Ref
Poorest 65 (56.5%) 1.80 0.029
GCM rate by Household Size
 1 to5 people 107 (45.1%) 1.03 0.876
 6 to 10 people 141 (44.5%) Ref Ref
 more than 10 people 11 (47.8%) 1.14 0.755
GCM rate by Vitamin A supplementation for children U5
Yes Supplementation 195 (42.8%) Ref Ref
No Supplementation 53 (57.0%) 1.76 0.027