Table 3

Distribution (absolute and relative) of z-scores for the indices height-for-age (H/A) and weight-for-age (W/A) of Xavante children < 5 years of age, according to sex and growth references.

z-scores

H/A

W/A


NCHS

Total

WHO

Total

NCHS

Total

WHO

Total





Males

Females

n (%)

Males

Females

n (%)

Males

Females

n (%)

Males

Females

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)


< -2.00

11

(17.5)

13

(20.3)

24

(18.9)

23

(36.6)

15

(23.4)

38

(29.9)

5

(7.6)

8

(11.8)

13

(9.7)

2

(3.0)

4

(5.9)

6

(4.5)

-2.00 ≤ z < -1.00

30

(47.6)

31

(48.4)

61

(48.0)

20

(31.7)

34

(53.2)

54

(42.5)

23

(34.8)

20

(29.4)

43

(32.1)

20

(30.3)

18

(26.5)

38

(28.3)

-1.00 ≤ z ≤ 2.00

22

(34.9)

20

(31.3)

42

(33.1)

20

(31.7)

15

(23.4)

35

(27.6)

38

(57.6)

40

(58.8)

78

(58.2)

44

(66.7)

46

(67.6)

90

(67.2)

> 2.00

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

Total

63

64

127

63

64

127

66

68

134

66

68

134


Pimentel Barbosa village, Brazil, 2006.

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

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