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Table 1 Prevalence of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of participants by age and sex

From: Burden of moderate to severe anaemia and severe stunting in children < 3 years in conflict-hit Mount Cameroon: a community based descriptive cross-sectional study

Parameters Sex P -value Age group in years Total P value
Male Female 0.1–1.0 1.1–2.0 2.1–3.0
N (%) 322 (49.6) 327 (50.4)   206 (31.7) 222 (34.2) 221 (34.1) 649 (100)  
Site Dibanda 23.3 (75) 26.3 (86) 0.639 22.3 (46) 27.9 (62) 24.0 (53) 24.8 (161) 0.280
Ekona 43.5 (140) 40.7 (133) 44.7 (92) 43.2 (96) 38.5 (85) 42.1 (273)
Muea 33.2 (107) 33.0 (108) 33.0 (68) 28.8 (64) 37.6 (83) 33.1 (215)
Infant feeding habit EBF 20.5 (66) 20.8 (68) 0.939 17.5 (36) 24.3 (54) 19.9 (44) 20.6 (134) 0.368
MF 61.2 (197) 59.9 (196) 62.1 (128) 59.9 (133) 59.7 (132) 60.6 (393)
NBF 18.3 (59) 19.3 (63) 20.4 (42) 15.8 (35) 20.4 (45) 18.8 (122)
Educational level No formal 47.8 (150) 38.6 (123) 0.017 41.7 (85) 44.9 (97) 42.7 (91) 43.1 (273) 0.859
Primary 24.2 (76) 24.5 (78) 26.0 (53) 21.8 (47) 25.4 (54) 24.3 (154)
Secondary 24.2 (76) 28.2 (90) 26.5 (54) 25.5 (55) 26.8 (57) 26.2 (166)
Tertiary 3.8 (12) 8.8 (28) 5.9 (12) 7.9 (17) 5.2 (11) 6.3 (40)
Prevalence of fever (n) 5.0 (16) 6.1 (20) 0.523 3.8 (8) 5.0 (11) 7.7 (17) 5.5 (36) 0.204
Prevalence of MP 30.4 (98) 28.4 (93) 0.577 32.0 (59) 26.6 (59) 29.9 (66) 29.4 (191) 0.457
Prevalence of AMP 28.3 (89) 27.2 (89) 0.600 30.1 (62) 25.2 (56) 28.1 (62) 27.7 (180) 0.803
Prevalence of microcytosis 73.3 (236) 68.5 (224) 0.179 57.3 (118) 71.2 (158) 83.3 (184) 70.9 (460 < 0.001
Prevalence of hypochromasia 4.3 (14) 7.6 (25) 0.77 7.8 (16) 6.3 (14) 4.1 (9) 6.0 (39) 0.269
Prevalence of thrombocytopenia 20.8 (67) 21.7 (71) 0.778 17.0 (35) 18.5 (41) 28.1 (62) 21.3 (138) 0.009
  1. AMP Asymptomatic malaria parasitaemia, EBF Exclusive breastfeeding, MF Mixed feeding, MP Malaria parasite, NBF No breast feeding. P- values in bold are statistically significant