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Table 2 Prevalence (%) of underweight, stunting and wasting by sex and age groups in children (n = 538) in Borana Ethiopia, August – October 2015

From: Effects of dietary and health factors on nutritional status of children in pastoral settings in Borana, southern Ethiopia, August–October 2015

Variables Number Underweight (WAZ) Stunting (HAZ) Wasting (WHZ)
severe
(< -3SD)
overall
(< -2SD)
severe (< -3SD) overall
(< -2SD)
severe
(< -3SD)
overall
(< -2SD)
Sex        
 Boys 270 7.4 30.7 15.2 43.3 2.2 10.7
 Girls 268 7.5 25.7 14.2 38.8 2.2 8.6
Age group        
 6–23 months 157 3.2 19.7 11.5 31.8 3.2 7.6
 24–59 months 381 9.2 31.8 15.5 44.6 1.8 10.8
 Overall 538 7.4 28.3 14.7 41.1 2.2 9.8
  1. WAZ: weight for age Z-score, HAZ: height for age Z-score, WAZ, weight for height Z-score, SD: Standard deviation