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Table 3 Comparing complementary feeding indicators and nutritional status of children of mothers with and without depression

From: Maternal depression does not affect complementary feeding indicators or stunting status of young children (6–23 months) in Northern Ghana

Characteristic Children of non-depressed mothers (%), n = 133 Children of depressed mothers (%), n = 67 Depression status of mother Odds ratio (95% CI) p value
Minimum meal frequency 0.442
 No 36.8 31.3 Non-depressed 1.00
 Yes 63.2 68.7 Depressed 1.28 (0.68–2.39)
Minimum dietary diversity 0.245
 No 40.6 49.3 Non-depressed 1.00
 Yes 59.4 50.7 Depressed 0.70 (0.39–1.27)
Minimum acceptable diet 0.885
 No 55.6 56.7 Non-depressed 1.00
 Yes 44.4 43.3 Depressed 0.96 (0.53–1.73)
Stunting 0.872
 No 59.4 58.2 Non-depressed 1.00
 Yes 40.6 49.8 Depressed 1.05 (0.58–1.91)
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