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Table 2 Prevalence of undernutrition and anaemia among children in Abchikeli and Ayalew Mekonnen Elementary Schools stratified by age and sex, northwest Ethiopia, February and March 2010

From: Prevalence and factors associated with undernutrition and anaemia among school children in Durbete Town, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Number examined Percent stunted (HAZ < −2) Percent underweight (BAZ < −2 or WAZ < −2) Percent undernourished (WAZ < −2 or HAZ < −2 or BAZ < −2) Percent anaemia
Age
 5-9 175 4.57 30.86 31.43 7.43
 10-14 209 16.75 23.92 33.01 13.4
 Total 384 11.2 27.1 32.3 10.7
 P-value   0.00 0.13 0.74 0.53
Sex
 Females 212 7.6 69.81 33.02 11.32
 Males 172 15.7 76.74 31.4 9.9
 P-value   0.01 0.13 0.74 0.64
  1. WAZ = Z-scores for Weight-for-age- calculated when age from 5 to 10 years
  2. HAZ = Z-scores for Length/height-for-age- calculated when age from 5 to 15 years
  3. BAZ = Z-scores for BMI-for-age- calculated when age from 5 to 15 years