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Table 6 Slope and relative indices of inequality for selected maternal and child health outcomes

From: Inequities in maternal and child health outcomes and interventions in Ghana

Indicator   95% CI#   95% CI
  SII Lower Upper RII Lower Upper
IMR -11.9 -71.9 48.2 0.24 -1.44 0.96
U5MR -46.5 -117 24.1 -0.58 -1.46 0.30
Perinatal mortality rate 17.2 -52.4 86.8 0.44 -1.34 2.23
Stunting -25.3* -39.5 -11.1 -0.90 -1.04 -0.29
Underweight -15.4* -22.5 -8.3 -1.12 -1.32 -0.49
Wasting -4.6 -10.9 1.8 -0.54 -1.28 0.21
Anaemia in children -32* -52.7 -11.3 -0.41 -0.68 -0.14
ARI in children -1.8 -10.2 6.7 -0.33 -1.85 1.23
Diarrhoea in children -16.4* -27.3 -5.6 -0.82 -1.38 -0.28
BMI < 18.5 (thin) -12.2* -21.9 -2.5 -1.42 -2.55 -0.29
BMI 25-29.9 (overweight) 24.5* 5.2 44.6 1.18 0.25 2.15
BMI ≥ 30 (obese) 23.0* 10.7 35.3 2.47 1.15 3.38
Anaemia in women -9.9* -18.4 -1.3 -0.17 -0.31 -0.02
  1. # confidence interval; * P < 0.05