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Table 2 Under-five children z-score classification for underweight, stunting and wasting (n = 2352)

From: Water, sanitation and hygiene practices associated with improved height-for-age, weight-for-height and weight-for-age z-scores among under-five children in Nepal

Outcome indicatorsUndernourished Children N (%)Adequately nourished Children N (%)
z-score < − 3z-score between − 3 to <−  2Total (z- score < − 2)z-score between − 2 to + 2z-score > + 2Total (z-score > − 2)
Height-for-age (Stunting)284 (12.1)559 (23.8)843 (35.8)1489 (63.3)20 (0.85)1509 (64.2)
Weight-for-height (Wasting)44 (1.9)187 (8)231 (9.8)2092 (88.9)29 (1.2)2121 (90.2)
Weight-for-age (Underweight)124 (5.3)511 (21.7)635 (27.0)1710 (72.7)7 (0.3)1717 (73.0)