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Table 3 Characteristics of study participants according to stunting status at respective age

From: Risk factors of stunting among children living in an urban slum of Bangladesh: findings of a prospective cohort study

  At birth At 12 month At 18 month At 24 month
n = 265 n = 229 n = 218 n = 211
  Stunted Non-stunted Stunted Non-stunted Stunted Non-stunted Stunted Non-stunted
  48 217 77 152 102 116 101 110
Sex (F = 27, M = 21) (F = 109, M = 108) (F = 35, M = 42) (F = 79, M = 73) (F = 49, M = 53) (F = 53, M = 63) (F = 44, M = 57) (F = 59, M = 51)
Mean LAZ −2.64 ± 0.56 −0.74 ± 0.74 −2.67 ± 0.59 −1.14 ± 0.58 −2.74 ± 0.59 −1.25 ± 0.53 − 2.80 ± 0.60 − 1.32 ± 0.53
Mean WAZ − 2.34 ± 0.72 − 1.08 ± 0.80 −1.99 ± 0.77 −0.81 ± 0.91 − 2.14 ± 0.70 −0.92 ± 0.89 −2.22 ± 0.73 −1.05 ± 0.85
ABF    11.31 ± 3.73 12.28 ± 2.82 10.19 ± 3.99 10.33 ± 3.07 7.70 ± 4.32 8.55 ± 3.58
ADD    6.45 ± 6.21 5.43 ± 5.80 5.01 ± 5.691 3.34 ± 4.03 3.84 ± 7.14 2.67 ± 3.80
  1. LAZ Length for age Z score
  2. WAZ Weight for age Z score
  3. ABF Average breastfeeding frequency/day
  4. ADD Average days suffered from diarrhea/month