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Table 2 Proportion of stunting, underweight and wasting for children attended BDHa

From: Prevalence and assessment of malnutrition among children attending the Reproductive and Child Health clinic at Bagamoyo District Hospital, Tanzania

  Gender Stunting Underweight Wasting
% (95 % CI) % (95 % CI) % (95 % CI)
All ages Boys 9.7 (9.4–10.1) 6.1 (5.8–6.3) 1.5 (1.4–1.7)
Girls 6.8 (6.5–7.1) 5.4 (5.1–5.6) 1.3 (1.2–1.4)
6–23 months Boys 10.0 (9.6–10.5) 5.9 (5.6–6.2) 1.6 (1.4–1.8)
Girls 6.2 (5.8–6.5) 4.4 (4.1–4.7) 1.2 (1.1–1.4)
Combined 8.2 (8.0–8.5) 5.2 (5.0–5.4) 1.4 (1.3–1.6)
24–60 months Boys 9.3 (8.8–9.8) 6.4 (6.0–6.8) 1.4 (1.2–1.6)
Girls 7.8 (7.3–8.3) 6.8 (6.3–7.2) 1.3 (1.1–1.5)
Combined 8.6 (8.2–8.9) 6.6 (6.2–6.9) 1.4 (1.2–1.5)
Rural   8.7 (8.4–9.0) 6.0 (5.7–6.3) 1.6 (1.4–1.7)
Urban   8.1 (7.8–8.4) 5.5 (5.3–5.8) 1.2 (1.1–1.4)
  1. a BDH Bagamoyo District Hospital; For all age groups and in 6–23 months, age group proportion of stunting, underweight and wasting was significantly higher in boys compared to girls. For aged group 24–60 months, the proportion of stunting was significantly higher in boys than in girls. Children living in rural areas had a significantly higher proportion of stunting, underweight and wasting compared to those living in urban areas. Children aged 24–60 months were significantly more underweight compared to children aged 6–23 months