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Table 2 Anthropometric indicators of child growth by gender, location, and age group

From: Indicators of anemia and physical growth in schoolchildren from the Ouest and Sud-Est Departments of Haiti: a cross-sectional study

Participants Body Mass Index (BMI) Stunting Wasting
Gender (n) >2 SD >1 SD <−1 SD <−2 SD <−3 SD <−2 SD <−3 SD (n) <−2 SD <−3 SD
 Males 250 3.6 12.0 26.4 5.2 2.0 6.0 0.8 109 1.8 1.8
 Females 365 4.7 15.9 16.4 3.3 0.5 5.2 0.5 143 0.7 0.0
Location
 School A 504 4.6 15.9 16.5 3.0 1.0 6.2 0.6 185 1.1 0.5
 School B 111 2.7 7.2 43.2 9.9 1.8 2.7 0.9 67 1.5 1.5
Age Group
 5 to 11 301 11.3 31.3 58.3 13.0 4.3 10.4 2.6 113 1.2 0.8
 12 to 14 156 7.1 18.6 25.0 5.0 0.7 5.0 0.0 - - -
 Male ≥ 15 65 0.0 5.5 16.5 2.8 0.9 5.5 0.0 - - -
 Female ≥ 15 93 2.3 15.4 8.5 0.8 0.0 6.9 0.8 - - -
 Total 615 4.2 14.3 21.3 4.2 1.1 5.5 0.7 252 1.2 0.8
  1. The anthropometric measures of body mass index (BMI), height-for-age (stunting), and weight-for-age (wasting) stratified by gender, location, and age group presented by the percentage that fall under or above various standard deviations (SD) when compared to the World Health Organization global reference population