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Table 2 Nutritional status of school children at Meseret Elementary School, Gondar, Ethiopia

From: Micronutrient levels and nutritional status of school children living in Northwest Ethiopia

Anthropometric index Boys (n=52) Girls (n=48) Total (n=100) Mean difference between sexes (95% CI) P value for difference (2-tailed)
Height-for-age −1.13±1.11 −1.18±1.33 −1.15±1.21 0.05 (−0.43-0.54) 0.8
Z score<−2SD (stunting) 10 (19.2%)* 13 (27.1%) 23 (23%)   
Weight-for-age −1.143±0.99 −1.15±1.03 −1.15±1.00 0.003 (−0.39-0.40) 0.9
Z score<−2SD (underweight) 8 (15.4) 13 (27.1%) 21 (21%)   
BMI-for -age −0.69±1.08 −0.76±1.68 −0.72±1.39 0.06 (−0.49-0.61) 0.8
Z score<−2SD (thinness) 6 (11.5) 5 (10.4%) 11 (11%)   
  1. *N(%).