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Table 15 Trends in wasting among Ghanaian children by region, 0-36 Months 1993 to 2008 with 95% CI

From: An analysis of socio-demographic patterns in child malnutrition trends using Ghana demographic and health survey data in the period 1993–2008

  1993 1998 2003 2008    
  % C.I % C.I % C.I % C.I p X 2 Total N
Region            
Upper            
Male 26.0 18.2, 35.7 15.6 10.6, 22.3 21,3 14.4, 30.3 15.4 9.0, 25.0 0,243 4.179 546
Female 16.8 10.9, 25.2 10.9 6.9, 16.8 14,2 9.1, 21.4 18.0 11.8, 26.4 0,728 1.303 537
Middle            
Male 14.0 10.4, 18.6 14.7 10.2, 20.5 9,9 6.8, 14.2 11.9 7.5, 18.4 0,332 3,417 918
Female 14.7 10.9, 19.6 9.9 6.4, 15.1 9,6 6.5, 14.1 12.8 8.6, 18.7 0,247 4,141 913
South            
Male 12.8 9.8, 16.5 16.3 12.8, 20.8 11,1 8.0, 15.2 11.8 8.1, 16.9 0,165 5.099 1293
Female 11.2 8.4, 14.7 13.1 10.0, 16.9 11,4 8.3, 15.4 9.5 6.4, 13.8 0,508 2.326 1358
Accra            
Male 12.9 7.5, 21.4 6.1 2.6, 13.9 9,4 4.5, 18.6 9.5 3.9, 214 0,481 2.471 312
Female 5.7 2.4, 13.0 7.3 3.3, 15.4 6,9 3.3, 14.0 2.8 .70, 10.8 0,429 2.766 326
Northern            
Male 22.1 15.4, 30.7 21.2 13.9, 30.8 9,8 6.0, 15.7 20.3 13.8, 28.8 0,056 7.566 487
Female 24.2 16.6, 33.8 15.4 8.9, 25.2 12.4 8.0, 18.8 18.2 11.9, 26.7 0,125 5.732 441