Table 2

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

Age in months

H/A

W/A


n

Low H/A*

n

Low W/A*


%

%



< 6.0

16

0.0

16

0.0

≥ 6.0 and < 12.0

13

30.8

13

15.4

≥ 12.0 and < 24.0

24

20.8

25

20.0

≥ 24.0 and < 36.0

24

12.5

28

7.1

≥ 36.0 and < 48.0

20

35.0

20

5.0

≥ 48.0 and < 60.0

30

16.7

32

9.4

≥ 60.0 and < 72.0

15

6.7

15

0.0

≥ 72.0 and < 84.0

21

19.0

21

0.0

≥ 84.0 and < 96.0

15

6.7

15

0.0

≥ 96.0 and < 108.0

25

4.0

25

0.0

≥ 108.0 and < 120.0

22

9.1

22

0.0


Total

225

14.7

232

5.6


Pimentel Barbosa village, Brazil, 2006.

Obs.: (*) z-scores < -2.00.

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

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