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Table 2 Head circumference (HC) measurements, stunting and wasting in the cohort at 1st, 12th and 24th month of age

From: Low head circumference during early childhood and its predictors in a semi-urban settlement of Vellore, Southern India

Time point of measurement Mean HC in cm (SD) Mean HC Z-score (SD) HC less than − 2 SD (%) Stunting less than − 2 SD (%) Wasting less than − 2 SD (%)
1st month (n = 228) 33.37 (1.29) −1.50 (1.01) 75 (32.9) 36 (15.8) 43 (19.2)
12th month (n = 226) 42.76 (1.23) −2.02 (0.80) 117 (51.8) 71 (31.4) 35 (15.5)
24th month (n = 227) 44.9 (1.22) −2.00 (0.78) 117 (51.5) 101 (44.5) 25 (11)