Table 7: Dietary diversity scores (DDSs) for children and mothers.

DDSChipata (217)Monze (177)Total (394)χ2

Children
Mean3.94.44.1
SD1.371.341.380.0001
Min.11
Max.88
Scores
13 (1.38%)3 (1.69%)6 (1.52%)0.004
233 (15.21%)10 (5.65%)43 (10.91%)
357 (26.27%)31 (17.51%)88 (22.34%)
459 (27.19%)51 (28.81%)110 (27.92%)
539 (17.97%)46 (25.99%)85 (21.57%)
617 (7.83%)28 (15.83%)45 (11.42%)
78 (3.69%)6 (3.39%)14 (3.55%)
81 (0.46%)2 (1.13%)3 (0.76%)
Category
Low (1–4)152 (70.05%)95 (53.67%)247 (62.69%)0.0008
High (5–8)65 (29.95%)82 (46.33%)147 (37.31%)
Mothers
Mean5.14.64.80.0002
SD1.471.081.33
Min.22
Max.88
Scores
28 (3.65%)2 (1.13%)10 (2.53%)0.001
326 (11.87%)24 (13.56%)50 (12.63%)
444 (20.09%)64 (36.16%)108 (27.27%)
559 (26.94%)55 (31.07%)114 (28.79%)
643 (19.63%)23 (12.99%)66 (16.67%)
728 (12.79%)9 (5.08%)37 (9.34%)
811 (5.02%)0 (0.00%)11 (2.78%)
Category
Low (1–4)78 (35.62%)90 (50.85%)168 (42.42%)0.0023
High (5–8)141 (64.38%)87 (49.15%)228 (57.58%)