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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of 371 children and their mother's (caregivers) attending PML hospital in Accra, Ghana

From: Factors affecting malnutrition in children and the uptake of interventions to prevent the condition

Characteristic   Nutritional status of child
Malnourished n, % Well-nourished n, %
Gender    
  Female 96 (52.7) 90 (47.6)
  Male 86 (47.3) 99 (52.4)
Age category    
  6-9 months 56 (30.8) 55 (29.1)
  10-11 month 38 (20.9) 27 (14.3)
  12-24 months 80 (44.0) 82 (43.4)
  25-59 months 8 (4.3) 25 (13.2)
Mother's educational status   
  Uneducated 25 (14.0) 12 (6.5)
  Educated 154 (86.0) 174 (93.5)
Mother's level of education (educated mothers)   
  Basic 112 (72.7) 93 (53.4)
  Post-basic 42 (27.3) 81 (46.6)
Mother's occupational status   
  Unemployed 33 (18.1) 15 (7.9)
  Employed 149 (81.9) 174 (92.1)
Monthly family income   
  ≤200 GH Cedis1 67 (36.8) 23 (12.2)
  >200 GH Cedis1 115 (63.2) 166 (87.8)
  1. 11.00$ = 2.00GH Cedis