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Table 1 Nutritional status of children 6 to 23 months old in Karaga sub-district, Northern region, Ghanaa

From: Current and potential role of grain legumes on protein and micronutrient adequacy of the diet of rural Ghanaian infants and young children: using linear programming

  6-8 BF 9-11 BF 12-23 BF 12-23 NBF
Characteristics n=97b n=97c n=114 n=29
Age, months 7.9 ± 0.9 10.8 ± 1.0 17.1 ± 3.2 20.9 ± 3.3
Sex, girls, % (n) 52.6 (51) 52.6 (51) 50.0 (57) 37.9 (11)
Height for age, z score -1.2 ± 1.1 -1.6 ± 1.2 -2.2 ± 1.3 -1.9 ± 2.1
Children being stunted % (n) 26.8 (26) 31.9 (31) 53.5 (61) 55.2 (16)
Weight for height, z score -1.0 ± 1.0 -1.0 ± 1.1 -1.0 ± 0.9 -0.8 ± 1.3
Children being wasted % (n) 14.4 (14) 13.4 (13) 13.2 (15) 13.7 (4)
Body-mass-index for age, z score -1.1 ± 1.0 -0.9 ± 1.1 -0.7 ± 0.9 -0.4 ± 1.3
Children begin overweight, % (n) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3.4 (1)
  1. 6-8 BF = breastfed children of 6-8 months, 9-11 BF = breastfed children of 9-11 months, 12-23 BF = breastfed children of 12-23 months, 12-23 NBF = non-breastfed children of 12-23 months
  2. aValues are mean ± standard deviation unless stated otherwise
  3. bn=96, missing anthropometric measurements information for 1 child
  4. cn=96, missing date of birth and anthropometric measurements information for 1 child