Table 4

Distribution of school children according to z-score
Boys Girls
Z score Height-for-age (%) Weight-for-age (%) BMI-for age (%) Height-for-age (%) Weight-for-age (%) BMI-for age (%)
<−3 16 (7.3) 6 (2.8) 6 (2.8) 19 (10.2) 7 (3.7) 7 (3.7)
−3 to −2 36 (16.5) 30 (13.8) 17 (7.8) 31 (16.6) 18 (9.6) 6 (3.2)
−2 to −1 85 (39.0) 94 (43.1) 54 (24.8) 59 (31.6) 48 (25.7) 25 (13.4)
−1 to 0 63 (28.9) 71 (32.6) 65 (29.8) 61 (32.6) 90 (48.1) 57 (30.5)
>0 18 (8.3) 17 (7.8) 76 (34.9) 17 (9.1) 24 (12.8) 92 (49.2)
Total 218 (100) 218 (100) 218 (100) 187 (100) 187 (100) 187 (100)

Amare et al.

Amare et al. BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:7   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-13-7

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