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Table 16 Trends in wasting among Ghanaian children by maternal education, 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
Maternal education            
No education            
Male 20.1 16.3, 24.5 20.2 16.2, 25.0 12,7 9.7, 16.5 18.8 14.0, 24.6 0,031 8,905 1477
Female 17.8 14.3, 22.0 12.4 9.2, 16.5 12,8 9.8, 16.4 15.3 11.2, 20.6 0,153 5.267 1486
Primary            
Male 13.4 10.8, 16.6 13.4 9.0, 19.6 11,6 7.7, 17.1 10.2 6.3, 16.0 0,671 1,548 1106
Female 11.0 8.6, 14.1 12.4 8.1, 18.6 11,3 7.6, 16.6 8.4 5.2, 13.4 0,681 1,505 1066
Some high school+            
Male 6.8 2.6, 16.7 11.1 8.0, 15.2 9,7 6.8, 13.5 11.2 7.6, 16.1 0,704 1.407 972
Female 7.7 2.9, 18.8 10.6 7.8, 14.4 8,2 5.5, 11.9 10.2 7.3, 14.4 0,643 1.671 1022