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Table 1 Association between prevalence of adult (men and women) weight parameters with child undernutrition and overweight/obesity: regressions using WHO survey data

From: The double burden household in sub-Saharan Africa: maternal overweight and obesity and childhood undernutrition from the year 2000: results from World Health Organization Data (WHO) and Demographic Health Surveys (DHS)

  Adult Adult Adult
  Obesity Overweight Underweight
  β Coeff (SE) β Coeff (SE) β Coeff (SE)
  P value P value P value
Child Anthropometrics    
Weight-Height -.30(.13) -.18(.08) .44(.09)
Z Score < -2 SD .03 .03 <.01
(Wasting)    
Weight-Height -.12(.06) -.07(.04) .16(.05)
Z score < -3SD .07 .08 <.01
(Severe wasting)    
Height Z score -.70(.21) -.33(.09) .28 (.15)
<-2 SD <.01 <.01 .07
(Stunting)    
Height Z score -.51(.15) -.33(.08) .28(.15)
<-3 SD <.01 <.01 .07
(Severe stunting)    
Weight Z score -.82 (.24) -.56 (.13) .96(.16)
<-2SD <.01 <.01 <.01
(Underweight)    
Weight Z score -.37(.12) -.25(.07) .45(.08)
<-3 SD <.01 <.01 <.01
(Severe underweight)    
BMI Z score -.26 (.14) -.16 (.06) .40(.10)
<-2 SD .07 .06 <.01
(Wasting)    
BMI Z score -.11(.07) -.07 (.04) .15(.06)
<-3 SD .13 .14 .02
(Severe wasting)    
BMI Z score .31(.11) .18 (.07) -.33 (.09)
≥ + 2 SD .01 .02 <.01
(Overweight and obese)    
BMI Z score .10 (.05) .06(.03) -.09(.04)
≥ + 3 SD .056 .02 .02
Obese