Table 1

Distribution (absolute and relative) of z-scores for the indices height-for-age (H/A), weight-for-age (W/A), and weight-for-height (W/H) of Xavante children < 10 years of age, according to sex, following NCHS reference.

Z-scores

H/A

W/A

W/H


Sex

Sex

Sex




M

F

Total

M

F

Total

M

F

Total

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)


< -2.00

16* (14.2)

17* (15.2)

33 (14.7)

5

(4.3)

8

(6.9)

13 (5.6)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

-2.00 ≤ z < -1.00

45* (39.8)

46* (41.1)

91 (40.4)

32 (27.6)

32 (27.6)

64 (27.6)

6

(5.3)

4

(3.6)

10 (4.5)

-1.00 ≤ z ≤ 2.00

52* (46.0)

49* (43.7)

101 (44.9)

79* (68.1)

76* (65.5)

155 (66.8)

104 (92.9)

105 (94.6)

209 (93.7)

> 2.00

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

2

(1.8)

2

(1.8)

4

(1.8)

Total

113

112

225

116

116

232

112

111

223


Pimentel Barbosa village, Brazil, 2006.

Obs.: (*) significant results, 1 d.f. (p < 0.05).

Ferreira et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:3   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-3

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