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Table 2 Prevalence of morbidity and nutritional status by gender and age of the child (n = 2373 surviving children)

From: Factors associated with the health and nutritional status of children under 5 years of age in Afghanistan: family behaviour related to women and past experience of war-related hardships

  Morbidity   Nutritional status
  Diarrhoea in the last 2 weeks   Acute respiratory infection in the last 2 weeks   Emaciation (weight-for-height less than -2z)   Linear growth retardation (height-for-age less than -2z)   Under-weight (weight-for-age less than -2z)
  n %   n %   n 1 %   n 1 %   n1 %
Girls               
0–11 months 246 31.7   227 47.6   188 18.1   207 40.6   238 39.1
12–23 months 277 43.3   263 36.5   245 10.6   246 37.4   271 13.7
24–35 months 226 31.4   211 44.1   210 11.9   212 43.4   226 28.3
36–47 months 220 27.7   185 43.2   205 8.3   206 41.3   220 21.8
48–59 months 172 18.6   152 37.5   148 11.5   149 28.2   157 17.8
All 1141 31.7   1038 41.8   996 11.9   1020 38.7   1112 24.3
Boys               
0–11 months 281 36.7   262 43.5   221 23.5   219 37.4   265 37.0
12–23 months 297 38.7   281 43.1   270 13.7   267 41.6   291 20.3
24–35 months 240 37.1   219 32.9   213 10.3   212 43.4   234 23.9
36–47 months 199 28.1   182 40.7   178 6.2   179 40.8   195 21.0
48–59 months 203 21.2   174 39.7   156 7.7   162 42.0   176 15.3
All 1220 33.3   1118 40.3   1038 12.9   1039 41.0   1161 24.2
All 2361 32.5   2156 41.0   2034 12.4   2059 39.9   2273 24.2
  1. 1Children with missing values for anthropometric variables or outlying values for nutritional indices are excluded.