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Table 3 Prevalence nutritional status according to age and sex

From: Nutritional status of school children living in Northern part of Sri Lanka

Age No Height for age BMI for Age
Stunting Wasting Normal Overweight Obese a, b
  Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female
    Ν % Ν % Ν % Ν % Ν % Ν % Ν % Ν % Ν % Ν %
6 20 21 2 10.0 2 9.5 07 35.0 13 62.0 12 60.0 7 33.3 1 5.0 1 4.7 0 0 0 0
7 17 17 2 11.7 3 17.6 07 41.2 8 47.0 09 53.0 6 35.3 0 0 2 11.8 1 5.9 1 5.9
8 30 31 1 3.3 1 3.2 09 30.0 10 32.3 17 56.7 19 61.3 2 6.7 1 3.2 2 6.7 1 3.2
9 40 42 5 12.5 7 16.7 10 25.0 13 31.0 22 55.0 25 59.5 4 10.0 3 7.1 4 10.0 1 2.4
10 47 49 6 12.8 6 12.2 14 29.8 12 24.5 23 49.0 31 63.3 5 10.6 5 10.2 5 10.6 1 2.0
11 72 76 1 1.4 4 5.3 26 36.1 20 26.3 34 47.2 46 60.5 8 11.1 8 10.5 4 5.5 2 2.6
12 75 78 9 12.0 6 2.6.0 27 36.0 22 28.2 37 49.3 47 60.3 7 9.3 7 9.0 4 5.3 2 2.6
13 74 76 10 13.5 10 13.1 20 27.0 21 27.6 35 47.3 42 55.3 8 10.8 10 13.2 11 14.9 3 3.9
14 50 52 8 16.0 5 9.6 15 30.0 13 25.0 23 46.0 28 53.8 7 14.0 9 17.3 5 10.0 2 3.8
15 43 45 5 11.6 11 24.4 11 25.6 11 24.4 22 51.1 24 53.3 6 13.9 7 15.5 4 9.3 3 6.6
16 28 29 5 17.9 6 20.7 06 21.4 7 24.1 11 39.3 14 48.3 8 28.6 3 10.3 3 10.7 5 17.2
Τοτ 496 516 54 10.9 61 11.8 152 30.6 150 29.1 245 49.4 289 56.0 56 11.3 56 10.7 43 8.7 21 4.1
  1. aBoys were significantly obese than girls X2(11012)=9.03 p < 0.002
  2. bOlder Boys (> 10 years) were significantly obese than younger boys (< 10 years) X2(1496)=4.79 p< 0.02