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Table 2 Anthropometry of study participants attending public and private schools

From: Malnutrition and associated factors in children: a comparative study between public and private schools in Hohoe Municipality, Ghana

Variables Public schools n = 417 (Mean ± SD) or n/N(%) Private schools n = 216 (Mean ± SD) or n/N(%) P-value
Weight (kg) 24.9 ± 7.5 25.8 ± 7.9 0.1414a
Height (cm) 125.4 ± 14.4 127.4 ± 14.2 0.9905a
WAZ −0.82 ± 1.0 −0.35 ± 1.0 <0.0001a
HAZ −0.58 ± 1.0 0.10 ± 1.1 <0.0001a
MUAC Z-scores −0.7 ± 1.0 −0.70 ± 0.8 0.9924a
BMI-for-age Z-scores −0.53 ± 1.0 −0.47 ± 0.84 0.3995a
Underweight 55/417 (13.2) 4/216 (1.85) <0.0001b
Stunting 49/417 (11.6) 5/216 (2.8) <0.0001b
Thinness 33/417 (7.9) 3/216 (1.4) 0.001b
Overweight 12/417 (2.9) 20/216 (9.3) 0.008x
  1. aDenotes differences derived from t-test
  2. bDenotes differences derived from Pearson Chi-square