Table 1

The number of boys and girls studied and growth from birth to 12 months of age

Boys

Attained age in months

0 (Birth)

3

6

12


Number followed

227

209

202

198

Number of measurements

Weight

223

185

187

166

Height

55

181

186

165

Mean (SD)

Weight (kgs)

3.0 (0.4)

5.7 (0.9)

7.0 (1.0)

8.3 (1.1)

Length/height (cms)

47.6 (3.1)

59.7 (3.6)

64.9 (3.2)

70.8 (3.4)

Weight gain1 (kgs)

2.7 (0.8)

1.5 (0.9)

1.4 (0.7)

% Weight gain1

94.4 (29.2)

33.4 (34)

20.3 (12.7)

Length/height gain1 (cms)

11.8 (3.3)

5.2 (3.2)

6.0 (2.7)

% Length/height gain1

24.8 (7.4)

9.0 (6.2)

9.3 (4.6)

Height-for-age z-score

-1.2 (1.7)

-1.5 (1.7)

-1.6 (1.5)

-2.0 (1.4)

Weight-for-height z-score

-0.4 (1.7)

-0.5 (1.7)

-0.5 (1.6)

-0.7 (1.5)

Weight-for-age z-score

-0.9 (0.9)

-1.5 (1.3)

-1.4 (1.3)

-1.5 (1.2)

Percent (95% CI) growth faltering

Stunted (HAZ<-2)

28 (15-41)

35 (28-43)

37 (30-44)

50 (42-58)

Wasted (WHZ<-2)

12 (2-22)

18 (12-24)

16 (10-21)

16 (10-22)

Underweight (WAZ<-2)

12 (7-16)

33 (26-40)

34 (27-41)

34 (26-41)

Girls

Number followed

225

212

201

193

Number of measurements

Weight

218

182

185

179

Length/Height

54

177

184

179

Mean (SD)

Weight (kgs)

2.9 (0.4)

5.2 (0.7)

6.4 (0.8)

7.7 (0.9)

Length/height (cms)

47.8 (2.1)

58.8 (2.9)

63.4 (2.9)

69.7 (3.1)

Weight gain1 (kgs)

2.4 (0.6)

1.4 (0.8)

1.4 (0.5)

% Weight gain1

84.9 (27.3)

32.2 (32.9)

21.6 (9.3)

Length/height gain1 (cms)

11.6 (2.8)

5.1 (3.3)

6.2 (2.6)

% Length/height gain1

24.5 (6.3)

9.0 (6.7)

9.9 (4.5)

Height-for-age z-score

-0.7 (1.1)

-1.1 (1.3)

-1.3 (1.3)

-1.6 (1.2)

Weight-for-height z-score

-0.6 (1.3)

-0.7 (1.5)

-0.6 (1.4)

-0.7 (1.2)

Weight-for-age z-score

-0.8 (1.0)

-1.4 (1.0)

-1.4 (1.0)

-1.4 (1.0)

Percent (95% CI) growth faltering

Stunted (HAZ<-2)

9 (1-18)

22 (16-28)

26 (19-32)

39 (32-47)

Wasted (WHZ<-2)

12 (2-22)

17 (11-22)

10 (5-14)

15 (9-20)

Underweight (WAZ<-2)

11 (6-15)

27 (20-34)

25 (19-32)

26 (19-32)


1Gain from previous attained age in the table, for example under 6 months of age the gain is between 3 and 6 months of age

Rehman et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:44   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-44

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