Table 5

Association (adjusted) between maternal body mass index and low birth weight in selected countries in Africa

Burkina FasoGhanaMalawiSenegalUganda
Birth weight, normal11111
Underweight1.304 (0.974 to 1.745)1.030 (0.453 to 2.342)1.449 (0.936 to 2.242)1.961 (1.259 to 3.055)1.363 (0.587 to 3.169)
Overweight0.933 (0.676 to 1.343)0.780 (0.533 to 1.141)0.998 (0.638 to 1.265)1.088 (0.774 to 1.530)1.065 (0.526 to 1.129)
  • Regression model adjusted for all the sociodemographic variables, which showed significant association, p<0.25 in cross-tabs.