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Table 4 Malnutrition of schoolchildren in Ouagadougou according to school characteristics

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

   Nutritional status (%)
School characteristics N Overweight/obesity Thinness Stunting Anaemia Vitamin A deficiency††
School type       
Public schools 457 6 (1.3) 64 (14.0) 44 (9.6) 204 (44.6) 64 (52.9)
Private schools 192 9 (4.7) 25 (13.0) 13 (6.8) 58 (30.2) 3 (5.8)
P value*   0.009 0.740 0.241 0.001 < 0.001
School location       
Urban schools 543 15 (2.8) 68 (12.5) 40 (7.4) 221 (40.7) 52 (35.9)
Peri-urban schools 106 0 (0.0) 21 (19.8) 17 (16.0) 41 (38.7) 15 (53.6)
P value*   0.083 0.046 0.004 0.698 0.078
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. 2 test