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Table 3 Relationship between mother and child 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 BMI (kg/m2) Odds ratio 95% CI
Nutritional status < 18.5 ≥ 18.5   
Weight-for-age Z-score     
  Underweight 1 (3.4) 28 (96.6) 0.25 0.03- 1.99
  Not underweight 15 (12.4) 106 (87.6) 1  
Height-for-age Z-score     
  Stunted 8 (12.3) 57 (87.7) 1.35 0.48 – 3.81
  Not stunted 8 (9.6) 77 (90.4) 1  
Weight-for-height Z-score     
  Wasted 3 (16.7) 15 (83.3) 1.83 0.47- 7.17
  Not wasted 13 (10.0) 119 (90.0) 1  
Urban
Weight-for-age Z-score     
  Underweight 2 (14.3) 12 (85.7) 11.2* 1.44 – 86.5
  Not underweight 2 (1.5) 134 (98.5) 1  
Height-for-age Z-score     
  Stunted 1 (5.3) 18 (94.7) 2.37 0.23 – 24.03
  Not stunted 3 (2.3) 128 (97.7) 1  
Weight-for-height Z-score     
  Wasted 2 (15.4) 11 (84.6) 12.3* 1.57 – 95.7
  Not wasted 2 (1.5) 135 (98.5) 1  
  1. *P < 0.01; Adjusted for social class, age at first birth, parity and family setting.