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Table 3 Prevalence of malnutrition among infants by sex

From: Complementary feeding practices among mothers and nutritional status of infants in Akpabuyo Area, Cross River State Nigeria

Indicator Males Females All
% % % (95% CI)
Wasting (WFH < −2 z-score) 34.1 18.7 26.4 (21.5–31.3 95% CI)
Severe wasting (WFH < −3 z-score) 10.2 2.4 6.3 (3.5–9.1 95% CI)
Overweight and obesity (WFH > +2 z-score) 4.2 7.2 5.7 (3.1–8.3 95% CI)
Underweight (WFA < −2 z-score) 44.9 21.7 33.3 (28.1–38.5 95% CI)
Severe underweight (WFA < −3 z-score) 12.0 2.4 7.2 (4.9–10.0 95% CI)
Stunting (HFA < −2 z-score) 28.7 20.5 24.6 (19.8–29.4 95% CI)
Severe stunting (HFA < −3 z-score) 4.8 2.4 3.6 (1.5–5.8 95% CI)