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Table 4 Prevalence of malnutrition according to educational zones

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

Educational Zones N Stunting
N (%)a
Wasting
N (%)b
Overweight
N (%)c
Obese
N (%) c
Jaffna 320 23 (20) 81 (26.8) 38 (34) 22 (34.4)
Vadamaradchi 234 19 (16.5) 45 (14.9) 28 (25) 16 (25)
Thenmaradchi 204 34 (29.5) 88 (29.1) 10 (8.9) 08 (12.5)
Valikamam 103 23 (20) 54 (17.9) 22 (2.0) 12 (18.8)
Islands 151 16 (14) 34 (11.3) 14 (12.5) 06 (9.4)
Total 1012 115 (11.3) 302 (29.8) 112 (11.1) 64 (6.3)
  1. Prevalence of malnutrition within the zones X2(12, 1012) =31.95 p < 0.001
  2. aStunting X2(41012) =26.07 p < 0.001, bWasting X2(41012)=61.9 p < 0.0001, Overweight and obesity X2(41012)=30.45 p < 0.0001