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Table 2 Distribution of undernutrition by background characteristics among Ugandan women aged 20 to 49 years

From: Factors associated with undernutrition among 20 to 49 year old women in Uganda: a secondary analysis of the Uganda demographic health survey 2016

Characteristics Underweight Not underweight P-Value stunted Not stunted P-Value
Household Head    0.166*    0.320
 Female 124 (39.1) 1524 (35.3)   17 (29.3) 1631 (35.6)  
 Male 193 (60.9) 2798 (64.7)   41 (70.7) 2950 (64.4)  
Wealth Index    < 0.001**    0.361
 Poorest 114 (36) 701 (16.2)   8 (13.6) 808 (17.6)  
 Poorer 74 (23.3) 741 (17.1)   10 (16.9) 805 (17.6)  
 Middle 54 (17) 817 (18.9)   16 (27.1) 855 (18.7)  
 Richer 39 (12.3) 903 (20.9)   8 (13.6) 935 (20.4)  
 Richest 36 (11.4) 1159 (26.8)   17 (28.8) 1178 (25.7)  
Working Statusa    0.299    0.747
 Working 275 (86.5) 3638 (84.3)   49 (86) 3864 (84.4)  
 Not Working 43 (13.5) 678 (15.7)   8 (14) 714 (15.6)  
Education Level    < 0.001**    0.210
 No Education 62 (19.6) 492 (11.4)   9 (15.5) 546 (11.9)  
 Primary 194 (61.1) 2399 (55.5)   33 (56.9) 2560 (55.9)  
 Secondary 49 (15.5) 1036 (24)   6 (10.3) 1079 (23.5)  
 Higher 12 (3.8) 394 (9.1)   10 (17.2) 397 (8.7)  
Region    < 0.001**    0.008**
 Western 47 (14.8) 1135 (26.3)   21 (36.2) 1161 (25.3)  
 Eastern 49 (15.5) 864 (20.0)   7 (12.1) 907 (19.8)  
 Central 57 (18) 1344 (31.1)   24 (41.4) 1376 (30)  
 Northern 164 (51.7) 979 (22.7)   6 (10.3) 1138 (24.8)  
Marital Status    0.398    0.201
 Married 227 (71.4) 3179 (73.6)   39 (66.1) 3367 (73.5)  
 Not Married 91 (28.6) 1143 (26.4)   20 (33.9) 1214 (26.5)  
Age    0.111*    0.150*
 20 to 29 143 (45) 2083 (48.2)   35 (60.3) 2190 (47.8)  
 30 to 39 97 (30.5) 1389 (32.1)   13 (22.4) 1473 (32.2)  
 40 to 49 78 (24.5) 850 (19.7)   10 (17.3) 918 (20.0)  
Residence    0.013**    0.896
 Rural 253 (79.6) 3163 (73.2)   43 (72.9) 3374 (73.6)  
 Urban 65 (20.4) 1158 (26.8)   16 (27.1) 1208 (26.4)  
Household Size    0.027**    0.846
 Six and Above 165 (52.1) 1973 (45.7)   26 (44.8) 2112 (46.1)  
 Less than 6 152 (47.9) 2349 (54.3)   32 (55.2) 2469 (53.9)  
  1. a = Working status had 6 missing values which was 0.1%. ** = Significant at p-value < 0.05, * = Significant at p-value < 0.2 *