Table 4

Trends in Z scores of Anthropometric parameters

Group

Mean Z-height

Mean Z-weight

Mean Z-BMI


N

2003

2005

sig*

2003

2005

sig*

2003

2005

sig*


All

12129

-0.81 (1.02)

-0.79 (0.99)

< 0.001

-1.31 (1.27)

-1.09 (1.25)

< 0.001

-0.80 (0.88)

-0.67 (0.88)

< 0.001

Rural

5240

-0.94 (0.99)

-0.94 (0.95)

0.823

-1.57 (1.18)

-1.36 (1.18)

< 0.001

-0.97 (0.75)

-0.83 (0.77)

< 0.001

Urban

6889

-0.72 (1.03)

-0.68 (1.01)

< 0.001

-1.12 (1.31)

-0.90 (1.26)

< 0.001

-0.67 (0.94)

-0.54 (0.94)

< 0.001

sig**

< 0.001

0.416

0.887

Govt

9358

-0.96 (0.98)

-0.96 (0.94)

0.488

-1.54 (1.20)

-1.31 (1.19)

< 0.001

-0.94 (0.76)

-0.79 (0.78)

< 0.001

Pvt

2771

-0.31 (0.96)

-0.24 (0.95)

< 0.001

-0.54 (1.22)

-0.38 (1.19)

< 0.001

-0.33 (1.06)

-0.25 (1.05)

< 0.001

sig**

< 0.001

< 0.001

< 0.001

Boys

5847

-0.79 (1.02)

-0.74 (1.02)

< 0.001

-1.38 (1.34)

-1.15 (1.29)

< 0.001

-0.84 (0.92)

-0.71 (0.94)

< 0.001

Girls

6282

-0.83 (1.01)

-0.85 (0.97)

< 0.008

-1.25 (1.21)

-1.05 (1.20)

< 0.001

-0.76 (0.83)

-0.63 (0.83)

< 0.001

sig**

< 0.001

0.008

0.602


Figures in parenthesis are standard deviations.

* Significance of paired sample test value

**Significance of independent sample test value

Govt- government schools, Pvt- private schools

Raj et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:55   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-55

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