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Table 5 Nutritional status in relation to socio-demographic variables for urban mothers

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

Parameters Number of women (n = 150) Number (%) malnourished P values
Age (years)    0.533
  15 – 19 0 0 (0.0)  
  20 – 24 18 1 (5.6)  
  25 – 29 52 1 (1.9)  
  30 – 34 35 0 (0.0)  
  35 – 49 45 2 (4.4)  
Marital status    0.478
  Not yet married 3 0 (0.0)  
  Married 147 4 (2.7)  
Family setting    0.737
  Monogamy 146 4 (2.7)  
  Polygamy 4 0 (0.0)  
Age at first birth    0.130
  15- 19 7 1 (14.3)  
  20 – 24 50 2 (4.0)  
  25 – 29 55 1 (1.8)  
  30 – 34 32 0 (0.0)  
  35 - 39 5 0 (0.0)  
Parity    0.000
  1 59 1 (1.7)  
  2 49 1 (2.0)  
  3 23 0 (0.0)  
  4 10 0 (0.0)  
  5 - 6 9 2 (22.2)  
Education of mothers    0.000
  No formal education 1 0 (0.0)  
  Primary 17 3 (17.6)  
  Secondary 76 1 (1.3)  
  Post-secondary 56 0 (0.0)  
Social class    0.128
  Upper 19 0 (0.0)  
  Middle 35 0 (0.0)  
  Lower 96 4 (4.4)