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Table 3 Uptake of interventions 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, %
Number of antenatal visits   
  Inadequate 38 (20.9) 10 (5.3)
  Adequate 144 (79.1) 179 (94.7)
Number of postnatal visits   
  < Two visits 50 (27.5) 24 (12.7)
  ≥ Two visits 132 (72.5) 165 (87.3)
De-worming status (in last 6 months)   
  Not de-wormed 170 (93.4) 150 (79.4)
  De-wormed 12 (6.6) 39 (20.6)
Mother received breastfeeding and nutritional counselling   
  No 12 (6.6) 1 (0.5)
  Yes 170 (93.4) 188 (99.5)
Growth monitoring indicator status   
  Faltering 71 (77.2) 24 (19.5)
  Growing well 21 (22.8) 99 (80.5)
BCG vaccine    
  No 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6)
  Yes 171 (99.4) 166 (99.4)
Penta-3 vaccine    
  No 5 (2.9) 3 (1.8)
  Yes 167 (97.1) 164 (98.2)
Measles vaccine   
  No 22 (15.0) 14 (9.9)
  Yes 125 (85.0) 128 (90.1)
Vitamin A status    
  Not up to date 44 (25.6) 39 (23.4)
  Up to date 128 (74.4) 128 (76.6)