Table 2

The number of boys and girls studied and growth from 18 to 36 months of age

Boys

Attained age in months

18

24

30

36


Number followed

191

191

187

186

Number of measurements

Weight

174

162

168

166

Height

174

162

168

166

Mean (SD)

Weight (kgs)

9.2 (1.2)

10.0 (1.2)

10.9 (1.2)

11.7 (1.3)

Length/height (cms)

75.6 (3.1)

79.7 (3.3)

83.7 (3.5)

87.7 (3.7)

Weight gain1 (kgs)

0.9 (0.6)

0.8 (0.5)

0.8 (0.5)

0.8 (0.4)

% Weight gain1

10.6 (6.7)

9.1 (5.2)

8.1 (4.8)

7.4 (4.2)

Length/height gain1 (cms)

4.8 (2.3)

4.1 (2.4)

4.0 (1.6)

4.0 (1.6)

% Length/height gain1

6.9 (3.5)

5.4 (3.1)

5.0 (2.1)

4.8 (1.9)

Height-for-age z-score

-2.3 (1.1)

-2.5 (1.1)

-2.5 (1.0)

-2.3 (1.0)

Weight-for-height z-score

-0.8 (1.2)

-0.7 (1.1)

-0.7 (1.0)

-0.8 (1.0)

Weight-for-age z-score

-1.7 (1.1)

-1.8 (1.0)

-1.8 (1.0)

-1.8 (0.9)

Percent (95% CI) growth faltering

Stunted (HAZ<-2)

68 (61-76)

69 (62-77)

71 (64-79)

66 (58-73)

Wasted (WHZ<-2)

14 (8-19)

8 (4-13)

7 (3-11)

8 (4-13)

Underweight (WAZ<-2)

44 (37-52)

46 (38-54)

47 (39-55)

43 (36-51)

Girls

Number followed

190

189

188

187

Number of measurements

Weight

176

168

168

166

Length/Height

176

168

168

165

Mean (SD)

Weight (kgs)

8.7 (1.0)

9.5 (1.1)

10.4 (1.2)

11.2 (1.2)

Length/height (cms)

74.3 (3.1)

78.6 (2.8)

83.2 (3.2)

87.1 (3.4)

Weight gain1 (kgs)

0.9 (0.4)

0.9 (0.5)

0.8 (0.5)

0.8 (0.5)

% Weight gain1

12.1 (5.9)

10.5 (6.2)

8.7 (5.0)

7.6 (4.4)

Length/height gain1 (cms)

4.5 (2.3)

4.2 (2.2)

4.5 (1.9)

3.9 (1.7)

% Length/height gain1

6.5 (3.6)

5.7 (3.1)

5.7 (2.5)

4.7 (2.1)

Height-for-age z-score

-2.1 (1.1)

-2.3 (0.9)

-2.2 (0.9)

-2.1 (0.9)

Weight-for-height z-score

-0.7 (1.0)

-0.6 (0.9)

-0.7 (0.9)

-0.8 (0.9)

Weight-for-age z-score

-1.5 (0.9)

-1.7 (0.9)

-1.8 (1.0)

-1.8 (0.9)

Percent (95% CI) growth faltering

Stunted (HAZ<-2)

54 (46-61)

61 (53-68)

60 (52-68)

56 (49-64)

Wasted (WHZ<-2)

8 (4-12)

4 (1-8)

7 (3-11)

7 (3-11)

Underweight (WAZ<-2)

31 (24-38)

37 (29-45)

43 (35-51)

39 (31-47)


1Gain from previous attained age in the table, for example under 24 months of age the gain is between 24 and 18 months of age; under 18 months of age the gain is from the last age in Table 1, from 12 months

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

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