Table 2

Percentage of children under age 5 by nutritional status according to four anthropometric indicators, Bhutan 2008
Sample size WFA % < -2SD WFA % < -3SD WFA mean Z-score LHFA % < -2SD LHFA % < -3SD LHFA mean Z-score WFLH % < -2SD WFLH % < -3SD WFLH % > +2SD WFLH mean Z-score BMIFA % < -2SD BMIFA % < -3SD BMIFA % > +2SD BMIFA mean Z-score
Total 2162 10.4 1.7 −0.70 34.9 12.0 −1.44 4.7 1.4 4.4 0.11 4.4 1.9 6.9 0.31
Male 1147 10.5 1.6 −0.74 37.7 11.9 −1.45 5.1 1.6 4.8 0.08 5.1 2.3 7.6 0.29
Female 1015 10.3 1.8 −0.66 31.8 12.1 −1.43 4.4 1.1 4.0 0.15 3.7 1.4 6.2 0.32
Age:
6-11 202 5.4 0.5 −0.10 12.3 5.1 −0.31 7.1 3.3 2.7 −0.08 6.1 3.6 5.1 0.06
12-23 476 7.1 1.3 −0.38 26.3 10.8 −1.16 6.8 1.7 6.3 0.04 5.7 2.6 12.0 0.39
24-35 595 10.9 1.5 −0.75 38.1 12.9 −1.57 4.6 0.3 5.2 0.18 3.8 0.9 7.6 0.37
36-47 532 12.2 2.4 −0.94 42.1 12.2 −1.68 3.9 2.1 3.5 0.12 4.8 2.5 4.8 0.27
48-59 357 14.0 2.0 −1.04 42.9 15.6 −1.86 2.3 0.6 2.9 0.20 2.3 0.9 3.2 0.29
Residence:
Urban 531 7.2 1.1 −0.53 28.3 7.4 −1.30 3.3 0.0 5.0 0.24 2.7 0.2 7.3 0.42
Rural 1631 11.5 1.8 −0.76 37.1 13.5 −1.49 5.2 1.9 4.2 0.07 5.0 2.5 6.8 0.27

WFA = Weight-for-age, LHFA = Length/Height-for-age, WFLH = Weight-for-length/height, BMIFA = Body mass index-for-age.

Zangmo et al.

Zangmo et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:151   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-151

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