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Table 1 Comparison of anthropometric characteristics at baseline and after the 12-months observation period

From: Understanding why child welfare clinic attendance and growth of children in the nutrition surveillance programme is below target: lessons learnt from a mixed methods study in Ghana

Characteristics Baseline 12th month
Community-based (n = 104) Facility-based (n = 116) P value Community-based (n = 104) Facility-based (n = 116) P value
Mean±SD 95% CI Mean±SD 95% CI   Mean±SD 95% CI Mean±SD 95% CI  
n (%)   n (%)    n (%)   n (%)   
Age (months) a 2.25±0.86 2.08–2.24 2.16±0.95 1.98–2.33 0.439 13.25±0.86 13.08–13.42 13.17±0.97 13.00–13.36 0.532
Weight (kg) a 5.29±1.43 4.80–6.10 4.85±1.28 4.38–5.30 0.035 8.97±1.95 8.55–9.24 8.79±1.35 8.26–9.15 0.547
WAZ a − 0.60±1.04 −0.81 - -0.40 − 0.94±1.44 −1.21 - -0.71 0.049 − 0.27±1.32 −0.56 - 0.02 − 0.62±1.65 −0.94 - -0.33 0.081
Underweight (%) b 9(8.7) 3.8–14.4 23(19.8) 12.9–26.7 0.022 12(11.5) 5.8–18.3 18(15.5) 9.5–22.4 0.436
  1. aunpaired t test
  2. bFisher’s exact test