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Table 4 Prevalence of Stunting using HAZ 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 Normal (%) Moderate stunting (%; 95%CI) Severe stunting (%, 95CI)
Overall status 677 (90.1) 59 (7.9;6.1–10.0) 15 (2.0; 1.2–3.3)
Gender
 Male 319 (90.1) 25 (7.1; 4.8–10.2) 10 (2.8; 1.5–5.1)
 Female 358 (90.1) 34 (8.6; 6.1–11.7) 5 (1.3; 0.5–2.9)
School type
 Public 525 (88.2) 56 (9.4; 7.3–12.0) 14 (2.4; 1.4–3.9)
 Private 152 (97.4) 3 (1.9; 0.7–5.5) 1 (0.6; 0.1–3.5)
Place of residence
 Urban 515 (94.0) 26 (4.7; 3.3–6.9) 7 (0.3; 0.6–2.6)
 Rural 164 (80.8) 32 (15.8; 11.4–21.4) 7 (3.5; 1.7–6.9)