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Research Article

Risk Factors of Anaemia among Children under Five Years in the Hohoe Municipality, Ghana: A Case Control Study

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of children aged 6 to 59 months.

CharacteristicCases [n=70] n (%)Controls [n=140] n (%)Total [N=210] N (%)

Age group (months)
6 – 115 (7.1)6 (4.3)11 (5.2)
12 – 2310 (14.3)21 (15.0)31 (14.8)
24 – 5955 (78.6)113 (80.7)168 (80.0)
Sex
Male33 (47.1)66 (47.1)99 (47.1)
Female37 (52.9)74 (52.9)111 (52.9)
Rank of Child
First21 (30.0)47 (33.6)68 (32.4)
Second17 (24.3)32 (22.9)49 (23.3)
Third15 (21.4)25 (17.9)40 (19.0)
Four and more17 (24.3)36 (25.7)53 (25.2)
Place of birth
Home delivery17 (24.3)28 (20.0)45 (21.4)
Health facility53 (75.7)112 (80.0)165 (78.6)
Own LLIN
No3 (4.3)6 (4.3)9 (4.3)
Yes67 (95.7)134 (95.7)201 (95.7)
Use LLIN
No14 (20.0)30 (21.4)44 (21.0)
Yes56 (80.0)110 (78.6)166 (79.0)
Blood Film
Positive4 (5.7)7 (5.0)11 (5.2)
Negative66 (94.3)133 (95.0)199 (94.8)
Parasite density
Low density66 (94.3)134 (95.7)200 (95.2)
High density4 (5.7)6 (4.3)10 (4.8)
Fever Status
Normal66 (94.3)130 (92.9)196 (93.3)
Fever (≥37.5°C)4 (5.7)10 (7.1)14 (6.7)
MUAC
Normal65 (92.9)130 (92.9)195 (92.9)
Wasted5 (7.1)10 (7.1)15 (7.1)
Sickle cell
No69 (98.6)137 (97.9)206 (98.1)
Yes1 (1.4)3 (2.1)4 (1.9)