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Table 2 Characteristics of caretakers and the children who were malnourished in the two districts (Mazabuka and Kafue) combined

From: Infants and young children feeding practices and nutritional status in two districts of Zambia

  Stunting Underweight Wasting
Characteristics Total n (%) Total n (%) Total n (%)
Sex of child          
Male 266 61 (22.9) 267 54 (20.2) 295 18 (6.1)
Female 250 42 (16.8) 253 32 (12.6) 271 13 (4.8)
p-value 0.154    0.049    0.519   
Schooling          
0-7years 298 74 (24.8) 303 62 (20.5) 333 23 (6.9)
>7 years 171 22 (12.9) 168 20 (11.9) 182 6 (3.3)
p-value 0.011    0.047    0.106   
Marital status          
Married 431 83 (19.3) 440 65 (14.8) 476 23 (4.8)
Not married 85 20 (23.5) 80 21 (26.3) 90 8 (8.9)
p-value   0.47    0.04    0.15