Table 3

Comparison of height-for-age and body mass index-for-age according to WHO Growth References (5-19 years) Z-score cut-offs in Control (n = 79) and AUD (n = 78) groups and by gender between groups

Groups*

Males*

Females*

%Control

n

%AUDs

n

%Control

n

%AUDs

n

%Control

n

%AUDs

n


Height-for-Age

Stunting < -2SD

10.1

8

6.4

5

11.8

4

9.1

3

8.9

4

4.4

2


Body mass index-for-Age

Underweight < -2SD

5.1

4

2.6

2

8.8

3

3.0

1

2.2

1

2.2

1

Overweight and Obese > +1SD

25.3

20

29.5

23

17.7

6

18.2

6

31.1

14

37.8

17


Notes: Body mass index (kg/m2), calculated by dividing weight (kilograms) by height (meters) squared

n-values: Control group: n = 34 males and n = 45 females; AUDs Group: n = 33 males and n = 45 females

* No significant differences between Control and AUD groups or by gender between groups using χ2 or Fischer's exact tests

Naude et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:87   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-87

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