Table 2

Malnutrition signs in schoolchildren in Ouagadougou

Percentage (Frequency)


Number of signs (N = 649)

Boys

Girls

Total

P value*


Zero (0)

42.1 (130)

43.8 (149)

43.0 (279)

One (1) or more

57.9 (179)

56.2 (191)

57.0 (370)

0.652

Two (2)

14.2 (44)

12.1 (41)

13.1 (85)

0.411

Stunting + Thinness

1.9 (6)

0.3 (1)

1.1 (7)

0.042

Stunting + Anaemia

3.2 (10)

3.5 (12)

3.4 (22)

0.837

Thinness + Anaemia

6.5 (20)

5.3 (18)

5.9 (38)

0.523

Stunting + VAD††

3.6 (3)

5.6 (5)

4.6 (8)

0.544

Thinness + VAD††

3.6 (3)

2.2 (2)

2.9 (5)

0.585

Anaemia + VAD††

24.1 (20)

16.7(15)

20.2 (35)

0.224

Three (3)

1.9 (6)

1.2 (4)

1.5 (10)

0.429

Stunting + Thinness + Anaemia

1.0 (3)

0.0 (0)

0,5 (3)

0.069

Stunting + VAD + Anaemia††

1.2 (1)

4.4 (4)

2.9 (5)

0.204

Thinness + Anaemia + VAD††

2.4 (2)

0.0 (0)

1.2 (2)

0.139


†† For multi-deficiencies including VAD, N = 173

* χ2 test

Daboné et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:34   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-34

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