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Table 6 Weight-for-age z scores relative to the international growth references for Pakistani primary school children aged five to twelve years

From: Height, weight and BMI percentiles and nutritional status relative to the international growth references among Pakistani school-aged children

Reference Weight-for-age z scores
  Mean 95% CI SD P valuea
Boys (n = 977)     
   WHO 2007 -0.22b -0.33 to -0.12 1.44 < 0.001
   USCDC 2000 -0.51 -0.59 to -0.42 1.40 < 0.001
   Present study 0.00 -0.06 to 0.06 1.00 0.988
Girls (n = 883)     
   WHO 2007 -0.21c -0.31 to -0.11 1.34 < 0.001
   USCDC 2000 -0.45 -0.53 to -0.36 1.32 < 0.001
   Present study 0.00 -0.07 to 0.07 1.00 0.979
Total (n = 1860)     
   WHO 2007 -0.22 -0.29 to -0.15 1.36 < 0.001
   USCDC 2000 -0.48 -0.54 to -0.41 1.39 < 0.001
   Present study 0.00 -0.05 to 0.05 1.00 0.983
  1. a P values are for mean difference from zero for weight-for-age z scores (obtained from the study data) relative to the WHO 2007 and USCDC 2000 references, and present study
  2. b n = 747 (boys aged five to ten years) andc n = 699 (girls aged five to ten years) for weight-for-age z scores relative to the WHO 2007 reference