Table 3

Underweight, stunting and wasting in children at follow-up
Males Females All
n N (%) n N (%) n N (%)
Weight for age z score
< −2 SD 278 776 (35.8) 293 868 (33.8) 571 1644 (34.7)
< −3 SD 103 776 (13.3) 106 868 (12.2) 209 1644 (12.7)
Height for age z score
< −2 SD 380 770 (49.4) 389 866 (44.9) 769 1636 (47.0)
< −3 SD 207 770 (26.9) 211 866 (24.4) 418 1636 (25.6)
Weight for height z score
< −2 SD 136 764 (17.8) 137 853 (16.1) 273 1617 (16.9)
< −3 SD 41 764 (5.4) 46 853 (5.4) 87 1617 (5.4)

< −2 SD: more than 2 standard deviations below the median. The figures for children < −2 SD include those for < −3 SD.

Das et al.

Das et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:100   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-100

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