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Table 2 Prevalence and 95% confidence intervals (C.I.) in stunting among Ghanaian children ages 0 to 36 months, by age and sex, 1993 to 2008

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    
Variables % C.I % C.I % C.I % C.I p X 2 Total N
Age            
0-5            
Male 15.0 10.5, 21.0 7,5 4.4, 12.6 15,9 10.8, 22.8 9.1 4.7, 17.0 0,058 7.467 633
Female 12.8 8.8, 18.2 8.3 4.7, 14.1 11.0 6.8, 17.3 5.2 2.4, 11.0 0,139 5.486 626
6-11            
Male 16.0 11.4, 22.1 12.2 7.7, 18.7 23.7 17.3, 31.5 16.9 11.2, 24.6 0,062 7.350 635
Female 12.1 7.9, 18.1 12.8 8.4, 19.0 13.9 9.7, 19.6 11.5 6.7, 19.1 0,923 .482 673
12-23            
Male 45.4 40.1, 50.7 35.8 30.6, 41.5 43,2 37.7, 48.8 37.0 30.7, 48.8 0.040 8.320 1267
Female 32.3 27.2, 37.9 25.4 20.7, 30.8 34,2 28.8, 40.0 29.3 23.9, 35.5 0,096 6.351 1199
24-35            
Male 55.1 49.2, 60.7 40.4 34.2, 46.8 49,9 43.7, 56.0 38.4 32.0, 45.3 0,001 19.453 1068
Female 47.6 42.0, 53.3 34.5 28.8, 40.7 44,3 38.4, 50.4 29.1 23.3, 35.8 0,001 23.155 1104