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Table 1 Regional trends in prevalence of malnutrition among pregnant and lactating women, Uganda 2015–2018

From: Patterns of wasting among pregnant and lactating women in Uganda, 2015–2018: analysis of Nutrition surveillance data

Region Prevalence (%) OR (95% CI)
2015 2016 2017 2018
Acholi 1.4 7.3 16 9.6 1.2 (1.2–1.2)
Ankole 24 4.5 2.8 1.7 0.48 (0.47–0.49)
Bukedi 6.0 1.6 0.8 11 1.4 (1.3–1.4)
Bunyoro 7.3 1.3 3.3 6.3 0.95 (0.92–0.97)
Busoga 29 0.7 11 6.1 1.3 (1.3–1.3)
Bugisu 1.1 0.7 5.6 4.0 3.4 (3.2–3.6)
Kampala 77 15 4.1 1.1 0.13 (0.13–0.14)
Karamoja 70 5 16 17 0.55 (0.54–0.55)
Kigezi 1.5 2.8 3.2 0.6 0.66 (0.65–0.67)
Lango 11 14 8.9 28 1.6 (1.6–1.7)
North Central 3.1 5.6 5.3 4.0 0.88 (0.86–0.9)
South Central 0.9 14 5 5.8 0.74 (0.73–0.75)
Teso 6.9 13 6.4 6.2 0.81 (0.80–0.82)
Toro 4.2 7.8 1.1 1.6 0.54 (0.53–0.54)
West Nile 4.4 7.5 3.4 4.9 0.92 (0.9–0.93)
National 4.5 4.9 6.4 17 0.69 (0.69–0.69)