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Table 4 Trends in Z scores of Anthropometric parameters

From: Dynamics of growth and weight transitions in a pediatric cohort from India

Group   Mean Z-height Mean Z-weight Mean Z-BMI
  N 2003 2005 sig* 2003 2005 sig* 2003 2005 sig*
All 12129 -0.81 (1.02) -0.79 (0.99) < 0.001 -1.31 (1.27) -1.09 (1.25) < 0.001 -0.80 (0.88) -0.67 (0.88) < 0.001
Rural 5240 -0.94 (0.99) -0.94 (0.95) 0.823 -1.57 (1.18) -1.36 (1.18) < 0.001 -0.97 (0.75) -0.83 (0.77) < 0.001
Urban 6889 -0.72 (1.03) -0.68 (1.01) < 0.001 -1.12 (1.31) -0.90 (1.26) < 0.001 -0.67 (0.94) -0.54 (0.94) < 0.001
sig**   < 0.001    0.416    0.887   
Govt 9358 -0.96 (0.98) -0.96 (0.94) 0.488 -1.54 (1.20) -1.31 (1.19) < 0.001 -0.94 (0.76) -0.79 (0.78) < 0.001
Pvt 2771 -0.31 (0.96) -0.24 (0.95) < 0.001 -0.54 (1.22) -0.38 (1.19) < 0.001 -0.33 (1.06) -0.25 (1.05) < 0.001
sig**   < 0.001    < 0.001    < 0.001   
Boys 5847 -0.79 (1.02) -0.74 (1.02) < 0.001 -1.38 (1.34) -1.15 (1.29) < 0.001 -0.84 (0.92) -0.71 (0.94) < 0.001
Girls 6282 -0.83 (1.01) -0.85 (0.97) < 0.008 -1.25 (1.21) -1.05 (1.20) < 0.001 -0.76 (0.83) -0.63 (0.83) < 0.001
sig**   < 0.001    0.008    0.602   
  1. Figures in parenthesis are standard deviations.
  2. * Significance of paired sample test value
  3. **Significance of independent sample test value
  4. Govt- government schools, Pvt- private schools