Table 3

Comparison of Prevalence of malnutrition in current study with national studies in South Africa

Study

Population (n)

Reference

Stunted %

Underweight %

Wasted %

Overweight %

Obese %


U

R

N

U

R

N

U

R

N

U

R

N

U

R

N


SAVACG (1994)

6-71 mo (11430)

WHO/NCHS

16

27

23

7

11

9

2

3

3

NFCS (1999)

1-9 y (2894)

WHO/NCHS IOTF

17

27

22

8

13

10

2

5

4

13

12

12

6

4

5

YRBS (2002)

Approx. 13-19 y (9224)

WHO/NCHS IOTF

-

-

11

-

-

9

-

-

4

-

-

17

-

-

4

DHS (2003)

<5 y (1159)

WHO/NCHS

27

28

27

12

11

12

6

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

NFCS (2005)

1-9 y (2469)

WHO/CDC IOTF

16

20

18

9

9

9

5

4

4

10

10

10

4

4

4

Agincourt (2007)

1-20 y (3489)

WHO WHO/NCHS IOTF

-

8

-

-

7

-

-

6

-

-

6

-

-

2

-

1-4 y (671)

-

18

-

-

10

-

-

7

-

7

-

-

1

-

5-9 y (970)

-

5

-

-

6

-

-

6

-

4

-

-

1

-

10-14 y (944)

-

7

-

-

7

-

-

-

-

6

-

-

2

-

15-20 y (904)

-

6

-

-

8

-

-

-

-

8

-

-

4

-


U = Urban; R = Rural; N = National

Sources:

SAVACG (1994): The South African Vitamin A Consultative Group, 1995 [29]

NFCS (1999): Labadarios et al., 2005 [28]

YRBS (2002): Reddy et al., 2008 [41]

DHS (2003): Department of Health, 2003 [27]

NFCS 2005: Department of Health, 2007 [26]

Agincourt (2007): Current study

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