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Table 17 Trends in wasting among Ghanaian children by household wealth quintile, 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
Wealth            
Poorest            
Male 14,8 10.3, 20.7 24.0 18.9, 30.1 11,6 8.3, 16.0 13,9 9.6, 19.8 0,003 14,036 1016
Female 17,6 12.9, 23.5 14,5 10.6, 19.5 15,8 11.9, 20.7 15,9 11.6, 21.5 0,844 0,823 1075
Poorer            
Male 16,4 12.0, 21.9 13,4 8.9, 19.8 16.0 11.4, 22.1 15,1 9.6, 22.9 0,848 0,806 759
Female 18.0 13.3, 24.0 15,3 10.6, 21.6 7,8 4.8, 12.5 12,5 8.1, 18.8 0,021 9,712 777
Middle            
Male 21,5 16.5, 27.5 15,6 10.7, 22.1 9,6 6.0, 14.9 19,6 13.2, 27.9 0.010 11,348 692
Female 14.6 10.3, 20.3 8.0 4.8, 13.0 8.0 4.8, 13.1 11,5 6.5, 19.6 0.100 6,251 646
Richer            
Male 14,4 10.0, 20.1 11,4 7.0, 18.0 11,6 7.0, 18.5 9,2 5.2, 15.9 0,523 2,245 592
Female 10.3 6.7, 15.4 9,4 5.5, 15.7 9.1 5.2, 15.6 8.1 4.4, 14.3 0,891 0,624 597
Richest            
Male 9.0 5.5, 14.4 5,7 2.6, 11.8 6,5 3.2, 12.7 6.0 2.5, 13.8 0,638 1,693 497
Female 5,8 3.0, 10.8 8,7 4.5, 16.1 11,6 7.0, 18.5 6,4 2.9, 13.7 0,285 3,788 480
Total sample 1913   1742   1957   1519     7131