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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the children aged 6–23 months included in the study (N = 2960)

From: The influence of dietary diversity on the nutritional status of children between 6 and 23 months of age in Tanzania

VariableMean (SD) and Frequency (%)
Age of Children (months)14.2 (SD = 5.1 months)
Prevalence of undernutrition
 Stunting (HAZ < -2SD)927 (31%)
 Wasting (WHZ < -2SD)179 (6%)
 Underweight (WAZ < -2SD)423 (14%)
Gender
 Male1459 (49%)
 Female1501 (51%)
Place of Birth
 Health facility1913 (64%)
 At home1001 (34%)
 Other places46 (2%)
Size at Birth
 Above 2.5 kg1801 (61%)
 Below 2.5 kg100 (3%)
 Not reported1059 (36%)
Presence of Diarrhea
 YES625 (21%)
 NO2335 (79%)
Presence of Fever
 YES651 (22%)
 NO2309 (78%)
  1. *HAZ Height-for-Age Z-scores, WHZ Weight-for-Height Z-scores, WAZ Weight-for-Age Z-scores, SD Standard deviation.