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Table 4 Association between prevalence of urban female adult weight parameters with child undernutrition 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 -.08 (.11) -.04 (.06) .19 (.13)
Z score < -2 SD .46 .54 .14
(Wasting)    
Weight-Height -.03 (.05) -.01 (.03) .05 (.06)
Z score < -3SD .54 .64 .47
(Severe wasting)    
Height Z score -.19 (.20) -.14 (.12) .47 (.23)
<-2 SD .36 .24 .052
(Stunting)    
Height Z score -.05 (.13) -.06 (.08) .26 (.15)
<-3 SD .70 .43 .11
(Severe stunting)    
Weight Z Score -.08 (.11) -.04 (.06) .19 (.13)
<-2SD .46 .54 .14
(Underweight)    
Weight Z score -.03 (.05) -.015 (.03) .05 (.06)
<-3 SD .54 .64 .47
(Severe underweight)    
BMI Z score -.05 (.11) -.03 (.06) .14 (.13)
<-2 SD .64 .70 .28
(Wasting)    
BMI Z score -.02 (.06) -.01 (.03) .03 (.07)
<-3 SD .77 .77 .62
(Severe wasting)    
BMI Z score .09 (.11) .03 (.06) -.26 (.11)
≥2 SD .44 .78 .03
(Overweight and obese)    
BMI Z score .02 (.03) .004 (.02) -.06 (.04)
≥3 SD .50 .83 .15
(Obese)