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Table 4 Trends in stunting 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 36.8 27.8, 47.0 37.3 30.0, 45.2 40,9 31.7, 50.6 26.4 18.8, 35.8 0,331 3.423 550
Female 33.9 25.7, 43.3 28.5 22.0, 36.1 26,7 19.6, 35.2 35.1 25.8, 45.7 0,662 1,588 541
Middle            
Male 40.0 34.4, 45.9 28.8 22.7, 35.7 35,1 29.3, 41.3 26.4 20.5,33.4 0,006 12.533 926
Female 30.6 25.3 , 36.5 21.3 16.1, 27.7 34.0 28.2, 40.4 22.3 16.8,29.0 0,003 14.227 918
South            
Male 35.3 30.7, 40.1 27.4 22.9, 32.3 35,2 29.8, 40.9 31.5 25.7, 37.9 0,059 7.452 1312
Female 28.6 24.3, 33.2 23.5 19.5, 28.1 25.1 20.6, 30.3 23.0 18.1, 29.7 0,283 3.807 1378
Accra            
Male 22.3 15.0, 31.9 21.7 14.1, 31.8 21.9 14.1, 32.3 24.0 13.8, 38.3 0,985 .151 324
Female 14.8 8.8, 23.8 12.2 6.7, 21.3 14,2 7.9, 24.1 14.3 7.8,25.3 0,965 .272 324
Northern            
Male 50.0 40.9, 59.1 34.2 25.2, 44.6 58,9 50.7, 66.5 33.8 25.8, 43.0 0,001 19.648 491
Female 39.2 30.0, 49.2 35.9 26.0, 47.1 46,8 38.8, 55.0 20.4 13.5, 29.5 0,001 17.451 441