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Table 3 Association between prevalence of urban adult weight parameters with child malnutrition and overweight/obesity frequencies: results from 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 -.10 (.14) -.03 (.07) .18 (.13)
Z score < -2 SD .47 .66 .18
(Wasting)    
Weight-Height -.03 (.07) -.01 (.04) .04 (.07)
Z Score < -3SD .68 .85 .58
(Severe wasting)    
Height Z score -.30 (.25) −16 (.13) .54 (.23)
<-2 SD .24 .25 .03
(Stunting)    
Height Z score -.09 (.17) -.07 (.08) .29 (.15)
<-3 SD .58 .46 .08
(Severe stunting)    
Weight Z score -.34 (.24) -.14 (.13) .66 (.20)
<-2SD .19 .31 <.01
(Underweight)    
Weight Z score -.08 (.10) -.03 (.05) .16 (.09)
<-3 SD .43 .64 .10
(Severe underweight)    
BMI Z score -.07 (.14) -.02 (.07) .13 (.14)
<-2 SD .63 .81 .33
(Wasting)    
BMI Z score -.01 (.07) -.003 (.04) .02 (.07)
<-3 SD .89 .94 .75
(Severe wasting)    
BMI Z score 14 (.14) .019 (.07) -.29 (.11)
≥2 SD .32 .81 .02
(Overweight and obese)    
BMI Z score .04 (.04) .004 (.02) -.06 (.04)
≥3 SD .36 .87 .13
(Obese)