Table 2

Nutritional status of school children at Meseret Elementary School, Gondar, Ethiopia
Anthropometric index Boys (n=52) Girls (n=48) Total (n=100) Mean difference between sexes (95% CI) P value for difference (2-tailed)
Height-for-age −1.13±1.11 −1.18±1.33 −1.15±1.21 0.05 (−0.43-0.54) 0.8
Z score<−2SD (stunting) 10 (19.2%)* 13 (27.1%) 23 (23%)
Weight-for-age −1.143±0.99 −1.15±1.03 −1.15±1.00 0.003 (−0.39-0.40) 0.9
Z score<−2SD (underweight) 8 (15.4) 13 (27.1%) 21 (21%)
BMI-for -age −0.69±1.08 −0.76±1.68 −0.72±1.39 0.06 (−0.49-0.61) 0.8
Z score<−2SD (thinness) 6 (11.5) 5 (10.4%) 11 (11%)

*N(%).

Amare et al.

Amare et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:108   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-108

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