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Table 8 Trends in underweight among Ghanaian children by age, 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    
Variables % C.I % C.I % C.I % C.I p X 2 Total N
Age            
0-5            
Male 16,9 12.2, 23.0 11,8 7.6, 17.8 11.0 7.0, 16.9 9.9 6.0, 16.0 0.180 4.891 686
Female 16,9 12.3, 22.8 10.8 6.7, 16.9 7.9 4.7, 12.9 8.3 4.5, 14.6 0,026 9.269 662
6-11            
Male 22.8 17.2, 29.5 19.5 13.8, 26.9 26.4 20.0, 34.1 19.2 12.8, 27.7 0,375 3.110 648
Female 19.9 14.5, 26.7 17.4 12.1, 24.3 19.2 14.2, 25.5 14.4 9.3, 21.7 0,635 1.709 693
12-23            
Male 28.8 24.3, 33.9 23.9 19.4, 29.0 27.0 22.3, 32.2 17.8 13.2, 23.7 0,013 10.793 1298
Female 24.8 20.3, 30.1 24.0 19.5, 29.2 19,6 15.5, 24.5 16.7 12.7, 21.8 0,055 7.613 1226
24-35            
Male 33.9 28.7, 39.5 19.4 14.9, 24.8 22,3 17.7, 27.7 18.9 14.2, 24.7 0,001 22.797 1101
Female 27.2 22.5, 32.6 21.9 17.3, 27.5 18,6 14.4, 23.5 10.8 7.3, 15.7 0,001 21.961 1128