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Table 2 Anthropometry and nutritional status of under-five children of teenage mothers (n = 285)

From: Nutritional status of under-five children born to teenage mothers in an urban setting, south-western Nigeria

Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Age (months)
6–17 74 26.0
18–35 64 22.5
36–60 147 51.5
Mean = 32.9 ± 5   
Weight (kg)
10–12 46 16.1
13–15 120 42.1
16–18 119 41.8
Mean = 14.67 ± 2   
Height (cm)
≤ 50 46 16.1
51–60 46 16.1
61–70 130 45.7
≥ 71 63 22.1
Mean = 67.36 ± 4   
Nutritional status
Normal 48 16.8
Over-nutrition 28 9.8
Under-nutrition 209 73.4
*Undernutrition
Stunted 53 18.6
Wasted 72 25.3
Underweight 84 29.5
  1. *The proportions of undernutrition totaled 73.4% (209/285)
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