Table 7

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

Reference

BMI-for-age z scores


Mean

95% CI

SD

P valuea


Boys (n = 977)


WHO 2007

-0.30

-0.41 to -0.20

1.60

< 0.001


USCDC 2000

-0.51

-0.61 to -0.42

2.00

< 0.001


Present study

0.00

-0.05 to 0.07

1.00

0.803


Girls (n = 883)


WHO 2007

-0.34

-0.43 to -0.25

1.40

< 0.001


USCDC 2000

-0.54

-0.63 to -0.44

1.44

< 0.001


Present study

0.00

-0.07 to 0.07

1.00

0.999


Total (n = 1860)


WHO 2007

-0.32

-0.39 to -0.25

1.51

< 0.001


USCDC 2000

-0.53

-0.59 to -0.46

1.48

< 0.001


Present study

0.00

-0.04 to 0.04

0.99

0.859


a P values are for mean difference from zero for BMI-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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