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Table 2 Attendance levels and change in weight-for-age z-score during first and last appearance on the programme in the 12-months 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 Community-based (n = 104) Facility-based (n = 116) P value
Mean ± SD n (%) 95% CI Mean ± SD n (%) 95% CI
Average annual visits a 5.95 ± 2.77 5.42–6.47 6.05 ± 3.06 5.48–6.62 0.800
Attend ≥6 times (%) b 48 (46.2) 36.5–55.8 55 (47.4) 38.8–56.0 0.893
Attend ≥9 times (%) b 13 (12.5) 5.8–18.3 17 (14.7%) 8.6–21.6 0.697
Average annual WAZ b − 0.48 ± 1.02 −0.68 - -0.29 − 0.86 ± 1.54 − 1.14 - 0.57 0.035
Change in WAZ (%) b      0.772
 Improved 70.2% (73) 61.5–77.9 68.1% (79) 59.5–75.9  
 Deteriorated 29.8% (31) 22.1–38.5 31.9% (37) 24.1–40.5  
  1. aunpaired t test
  2. bFisher’s exact test