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Table 2 Prevalence of stunting, underweight, overweight, and obesity in boys (N = 176) and girls (N = 113) in the Lalitpur district, Nepal, who participated in the study during spring 2014. P values indicate the significance levels from Fisher’s Exact Test

From: Association between socioeconomic status of mothers, food security, food safety practices and the double burden of malnutrition in the Lalitpur district, Nepal

  Boys (n) Girls (n) Relative boys (%) Relative girls (%) P value
Moderately stunteda 39 11 22.2 9.7 <0.001
Severely stuntedb 13 11 7.4 9.7 0.526
Moderately underweightc 19 5 10.8 4.4 0.004
Severely underweightd 4 2 2.3 1.8 1.000
Overweighte 8 5 4.5 4.4 0.950
Obesef 2 4 1.1 3.5 0.220
  1. a: HAZ < −2 and ≥ −3 standard deviation units (SDs or Z scores) below the median. b: HAZ < −3 SDs below the median. c: WAZ < −2 and ≥ −3 SDs below the median; d: WAZ < −3 SDs below the median; e: BAZ > 2 SD but ≤3 SDs above the median; f: BAZ > 3 SDs above the median