Table 4

Malnutrition of schoolchildren in Ouagadougou according to school characteristics

Nutritional status (%)


School characteristics

N

Overweight/obesity

Thinness

Stunting

Anaemia

Vitamin A deficiency††


School type

Public schools

457

6 (1.3)

64 (14.0)

44 (9.6)

204 (44.6)

64 (52.9)

Private schools

192

9 (4.7)

25 (13.0)

13 (6.8)

58 (30.2)

3 (5.8)

P value*

0.009

0.740

0.241

0.001

< 0.001

School location

Urban schools

543

15 (2.8)

68 (12.5)

40 (7.4)

221 (40.7)

52 (35.9)

Peri-urban schools

106

0 (0.0)

21 (19.8)

17 (16.0)

41 (38.7)

15 (53.6)

P value*

0.083

0.046

0.004

0.698

0.078

Total

649

15 (2.3)

89 (13.7)

57 (8.8)

262 (40.4)

67 (38.7)


†† On sub-sample only (N = 173)

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

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