Table 4

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

Burkina FasoGhanaMalawiSenegalUganda
Birth weight, normal11111
Underweight1.298 (0.977 to 1.724)1.026 (0.460 to 2.286)1.454 (0.948 to 2.230)1.909 (1.242 to 2.933)1.501 (0.652 to 3.457)
Overweight0.870 (0.629 to 1.203)0.763 (0.522 to 1.116)0.972 (0.593 to 1.154)1.048 (0.753 to 1.457)1.156 (0.602 to 1.854)
  • Reference category is normal birth weight. 95% CI shown in parentheses.