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Table 2 Prevalence of underweight using weight for age Z score among the pupils aged 6–10 years disaggregated by gender, school type and place of residence

From: Nutritional status of school age children in Abakaliki metropolis, Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Variable Normal (%) Moderate underweight (%; 95%CI) Severe underweight (%; 95%CI)
Overall status 445 (92.0) 34 (7.0; 5.1–9.7) 5 (1.0; 0.4–2.4)
Gender
 Male 213 (92.2) 16 (6.9; 4.3–11.0) 2 (0.9; 0.2–3.1)
 Female 232 (91.7) 18 (7.1; 4.5–11.0) 3 (1.2; 0.4–3.4)
School ownership type
 Public 321 (89.2) 34 (9.4; 6.8–12.9) 5 (1.4; 0.4–3.2)
 Private 124 (100.0) 0 (0; 0.0–3.0) 0 (0; 0.0–3.0)
Place of residence
 Urban 342 (93.4) 22 (6.0; 4.0–8.9) 2 (0.6; 0.2–2.0)
 Rural 103 (87.3) 12 (10.2; 5.9–16.9) 3 (2.5; 0.9–7.2)