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Table 1 Children’s characteristics compared between mothers with high SRQ scores (≥ 8) and those with low scores (< 8)

From: Common mental disorders in mothers of children attending out-patient malnutrition clinics in rural North-western Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

Variable Maternal SRQ score < 8 (%) n = 121 Maternal SRQ score ≥ 8 (%) n = 83 P-value Total (%)
n = 204
Median Age (IQR) 13 (13) months 12 (15) months 0.39 12 (13.5) months
Gender
 Male 53 (45.3) 40 (50.0) 0.52 93 (47.2%)
 Female 64 (54.7) 40 (50.0)   104 (52.8%)
Median number of siblings (IQR) 4 (4) 5 (4) 0.61 5 (4)
Mean admission weight (SD) 6.0 (1.8) kg 5.5 (1.1) kg 0.003* 5.7 (1.2) kg
Median MUAC (IQR) 10.5 (1) cm 10.8 (1.2) cm 0.70 10.5 (1) cm
Skin Changes
 Yes 37 (30.6) 21 (25.3) 0.41 58 (28.4%)
 No 84 (69.4) 62 (74.7)   146 (71.6%)
Received BCG vaccine
 Yes 61 (52.1) 41 (49.4) 0.70 102 (51.0)
 No 56 (47.9) 42 (50.6)   98 (49.0)
Received DPT vaccine
 Yes 62 (53.0) 38 (45.8) 0.32 100 (50.0)
 No 55 (47.0) 45 (54.2)   100 (50.0)
Received OPV
 Yes 111 (94.9) 52 (62.7) < 0.001* 163 (81.5)
 No 6 (5.1) 31 (37.4)   37 (18.5)
  1. BCG Bacille Calmette Guerin, DPT Diphtheria Pertussis Tetanus, IQR Interquartile Range, MUAC Mid Upper Arm Circumference, OPV Oral Polio Vaccine
  2. *Significant
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