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Table 2 Malnutrition signs in schoolchildren in Ouagadougou

From: Poor nutritional status of schoolchildren in urban and peri-urban areas of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

  Percentage (Frequency)  
Number of signs (N = 649) Boys Girls Total P value*
Zero (0) 42.1 (130) 43.8 (149) 43.0 (279)  
One (1) or more 57.9 (179) 56.2 (191) 57.0 (370) 0.652
Two (2) 14.2 (44) 12.1 (41) 13.1 (85) 0.411
   Stunting + Thinness 1.9 (6) 0.3 (1) 1.1 (7) 0.042
   Stunting + Anaemia 3.2 (10) 3.5 (12) 3.4 (22) 0.837
   Thinness + Anaemia 6.5 (20) 5.3 (18) 5.9 (38) 0.523
   Stunting + VAD†† 3.6 (3) 5.6 (5) 4.6 (8) 0.544
   Thinness + VAD†† 3.6 (3) 2.2 (2) 2.9 (5) 0.585
   Anaemia + VAD†† 24.1 (20) 16.7(15) 20.2 (35) 0.224
Three (3) 1.9 (6) 1.2 (4) 1.5 (10) 0.429
   Stunting + Thinness + Anaemia 1.0 (3) 0.0 (0) 0,5 (3) 0.069
   Stunting + VAD + Anaemia†† 1.2 (1) 4.4 (4) 2.9 (5) 0.204
   Thinness + Anaemia + VAD†† 2.4 (2) 0.0 (0) 1.2 (2) 0.139
  1. †† For multi-deficiencies including VAD, N = 173
  2. * χ2 test