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Table 3 Prevalence of thinness using BMI for age Z score among the pupils disaggregated by gender, school ownership type and place of residence

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

Variable Severe thinness (%; 95%CI) Moderate thinness (%; 95%CI) Normal (%) Overweight (%, 95CI) Obese (%; 95%CI)
Overall status 6 (0.8;0.4–1.7) 48 (6.4;4.9–8.4) 681 (90.7) 11 (1.4; 0.8–2.6) 5 (0.7; 0.3–1.5)
Gender
 Male 4 (1.1; 0.4–2.9) 27 (7.6; 5.3–10.9) 318 (89.8) 3 (0.9;0.3–2.5) 2 (0.6;0.2–2.0)
 Female 2 (0.5;0.1–1.8) 21 (5.3; 3.5–8.0) 363 (91.4) 8 (2.0; 1.0–3.9) 3 (0.8; 0.3–2.2)
School type
 Public 6 (1.0; 0.5–2.2) 45 (7.6; 5.7–10.0) 539 (90.6) 5 (0.8; 0.4–2.0) 0 (0; 0.0–0.6)
 Private 0 (0; 0.0–2.4) 3 (1.9; 0.7–5.5) 142 (91.0) 6 (3.9; 1.8–8.1) 5 (3.2; 1.4–7.2)
Place of residence
 Urban 2 (0.4; 0.1–1.3) 23 (4.2; 2.8–6.2) 507 (92.5) 11 (2.0; 1.1–3.6) 5(0.9; 0.4–2.1)
 Rural 4 (2.0; 0.8–5.0) 25 (12.3; 8.5–17.6) 174 (85.7) 0 (0; 0.0–1.9) 0 (0; 0.0–1.9)