Table 5

Trends in weight status by socio demographic factors

2003 status

2005 status


Total

UW

P value

Normal

P value

OW

P value

UW

Urban

2289

1435 (62.7)

< 0.001

852 (37.2)

< 0.001

2 (0.1)

0.67

Rural

2369

1600 (67.5)

767 (32.4)

2 (0.1)

NW

Urban

4123

313 (7.6)

< 0.001

3595 (87.2)

0.335

215 (5.2)

< 0.001

Rural

2741

277 (10.1)

2368 (86.4)

96 (3.5)

OW

Urban

477

0

-

96 (20.1)

0.194

381 (79.9)

0.194

Rural

130

0

33 (25.4)

97 (74.6)

UW

Govt

4078

2654 (65.1)

0.773

1420 (34.8)

0.809

4 (0.1)

0.587

Private

580

381 (65.7)

199 (34.3)

0 (0.0)

NW

Govt

5015

466 (9.3)

< 0.001

4357 (86.9)

0.980

192 (3.8)

< 0.001

Private

1849

124 (6.7)

1606 (86.9)

119 (6.4)

OW

Govt

265

0

-

65 (24.5)

0.082

200 (75.5)

0.082

Private

342

0

64 (18.7)

278 (81.3)

UW

Boys

2573

1797 (69.8)

< 0.001

775 (30.1)

< 0.001

1 (0.04)

0.240

Girls

2085

1238 (59.4)

844 (40.5)

3 (0.1)

NW

Boys

2945

332 (11.3)

< 0.001

2445 (83.0)

< 0.001

168 (5.7)

< 0.001

Girls

3919

258 (6.6)

3518 (89.8)

143 (3.6)

OW

Boys

329

0

-

70 (21.3)

0.987

259 (78.7)

0.987

Girls

278

0

59 (21.2)

219 (78.8)


Figures in parenthesis are percentages

UW -- Underweight

NW- Normal weight

OW- Overweight (inclusive of overweight and obesity)

Govt-Government schools

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

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