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Table 3 Nutritional status of schoolchildren in Ouagadougou according to age

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

   Nutritional status (%)
Age (years) N Overweight/Obesity Thinness Stunting Anaemia Vitamin A deficiency ††
7-9 63 4 (6.3) 9 (14.3) 0 (0.0) 19 (30.2) 3 (17.6)
10-12 507 11 (2.2) 64 (12.6) 42 (8.3) 207 (40.8) 55 (43.3)
13-14 79 0 (0.0) 16 (20.3) 15 (19.0) 36 (45.6) 9 (31.0)
P value*   0.039 0.184 < 0.001 0.160 0.081
Total 649 15 (2.3) 89 (13.7) 57 (8.8) 262 (40.4) 67 (38.7)
  1. †† On sub-sample only (N = 173)
  2. * χ2 test