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Table 2 Stunting and wasting by household food security and dietary diversity score among public primary school children in Gondar town, northwest Ethiopia

From: Prevalence and determinants of stunting and wasting among public primary school children in Gondar town, northwest, Ethiopia

Characteristics Stunting Wasting
Stunted number (%) Non-stunted number (%) Wasted number (%) Non-wasted number (%) Total
Household food security
 Food secured 195 (48.3) 219 (51.7) 33(8.2) 381(81.8) 404 (100)
 Mild food insecured 25(37.9) 41(62.1) 10(15.2) 56(84.8) 66 (100)
 Moderate food insecured 12(41.4) 17(58.6) 2(6.9) 27(93.1) 29 (100)
 Severe food insecured 9(64.3) 5(35.7) 2(14.3) 12(85.7) 14 (100)
Food diversity score
 DDSa < 4 41(60.3) 27(39.7) 8(11.8) 60(88.5) 68 (100)
 DDS 4–6 83(47.2) 93(52.8) 13(7.4) 163(92.6) 176 (100)
 DDS ≥ 7 117(41.9) 162(58.1) 26(9.3) 253(90.7) 279 (100)
  1. aDDS Dietary diversity score