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Table 2 Relationship between mother’s height and child’s nutritional status

From: Maternal and child under-nutrition in rural and urban communities of Lagos state, Nigeria: the relationship and risk factors

Rural
Indicator of child Mother’s height (cm) Odds ratio 95% CI
Nutritional status < 152 ≥ 152   
Weight-for-age Z-score     
  Underweight 3 (10.7) 26 (89.3) 1.63 0.40 – 6.57
  Not underweight 8 (6.6) 113 (93.4) 1  
Height-for-age Z-score     
  Stunted 9 (13.9) 56 (86.1) 6.67* 1.39 – 32.0
  Not stunted 2 (2.4) 83 (97.6) 1  
Weight-for-height Z-score     
  Wasted 2 (11.1) 16 (88.9) 1.71 0.34 – 8.62
  Not wasted 9 (6.8) 123 (93.2) 1  
Urban
Weight-for-age Z-score     
  Underweight 2 (14.3) 12 (85.7) 1.45 0.29 – 7.16
  Not underweight 14 (10.3) 122 (89.7) 1  
Height-for-age Z-score     
  Stunted 3 (15.8) 16 (84.2) 1.70 0.44 – 6.63
  Not stunted 13 (9.9) 118 (90.1) 1  
Weight-for-height Z-score     
  Wasted 0 (0.0) 13 (100) undefined  
  Not wasted 16 (11.7) 121 (88.3)   
  1. *p < 0.01; Adjusted for social class, age at first birth, parity and family setting.