Table 5

Height-for-age z scores relative to the international growth references for Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years

Reference

Height-for-age z scores


Mean

95% CI

SD

P valuea


Boys (n = 977)


WHO 2007

-0.25

-0.33 to -0.17

1.31

< 0.001


USCDC 2000

-0.31

-0.90 to -0.22

1.29

< 0.001


Present study

0.00

-0.06 to 0.06

1.00

0.990


Girls (n = 883)


WHO 2007

-0.12

-0.21 to -0.03

1.33

< 0.001


USCDC 2000

-0.16

-0.24 to -0.07

1.29

< 0.001


Present study

0.00

-0.07 to 0.07

1.00

0.996


Total (n = 1860)


WHO 2007

-0.19

-0.25 to -0.13

1.29

< 0.001


USCDC 2000

-0.24

-0.30 to -0.18

1.32

< 0.001


Present study

0.00

-0.05 to 0.05

1.00

0.978


a P values are for mean difference from zero for height-for-age z scores (obtained from the study data) relative to the WHO 2007 and USCDC 2000 references, and present study

Mushtaq et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:31   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-31

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