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Table 2 Association between prevalence of female adult weight parameters with child undernutrition and overweight/obesity frequencies: results from regressions using WHO 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 -.29 (.14) -.18 (.07) .44 (.09)
Z score < -2 SD .04 .01 <.01
(Wasting)    
Weight-Height -.12 (.067) -.07 (.03) .16 (.05)
Z score < -3 SD .08 .04 <.01
(Severe wasting)    
Height Z Score -.74 (.22) -.40 (.11) .37 (.20)
<-2 SD <.01 <.01 .08
(Stunting)    
Height Z score -.53 (.16) -.29 (.08) .29 (.14)
<-3 SD <.01 <.01 .06
(Severe stunting)    
Weight Z Score -.83 (.24) -.50 (.11) .96 (.15)
<-2 SD <.01 <.01 <.01
(Underweight)    
Weight Z score -.37 (.12) -.22 (.06) .44 (.08)
<-3 SD <.01 <.01 <.01
(Severe underweight)    
BMI Z score -.25 (.14) -.16 (.07) .40 (.09)
<-2 SD .08 .03 <.01
(Wasting)    
BMI Z score -.11 (.08) -.07 (.04) .15 (.06)
<-3 SD .14 .09 .02
(Severe wasting)    
BMI Z score .29 (.12) .17 (.06) -.34 (.08)
≥ + 2 SD .02 <0.01 <.01
(Overweight and obese)    
BMI Z score .09 (.05) .06 (.02) -.10 (.04)
≥ + 3 SD .06 .02 .01
(Obese)