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Table 3 Prevalence of wasting in children under-five years of age

From: Prevalence and associated factors of malnutrition among children under-five years in Sindh, Pakistan: a cross-sectional study

  N Wasted Overweight Mean Z-score (SD)
<−2 SD <− 3 SD >2 SD >3 SD
All children 3906 16.2 (15.5–17.9) 5.4 (5.0–6.5) 2.5 (2.1–3.2) 0.6 (0.5–1.0) −0.76 (1.34)
Sex
 Boys 1997 16.8 (15.9–19.2) 5.5 (5.1–7.2) 2.7 (2.1–3.5) 0.8 (0.4–1.2) −0.79 (1.37)
 Girls 1909 15.5 (14.1–17.4) 5.2 (4.5–6.5) 2.3 (1.8–3.2) 0.5 (0.3–1.1) −0.74 (1.32)
Age group
 0–5 months 581 11.2 (9.3–14.5) 4.3 (3.3–6.9) 8.1 (6.2–10.7) 1.9 (1.1–3.6) −0.23 (1.56)
 6–11 months 638 16.8 (14.3–20.1) 4.7 (3.5–7.0) 3.1 (2.0–4.8) 0.6 (0.2–1.7) −0.67 (1.39)
 12–23 months 822 15.7 (13.9–19.0) 5.2 (4.0–7.1) 1.8 (0.9–2.9) 0.6 (0.1–1.3) −0.85 (1.26)
 24–35 months 1032 20.8 (18.5–23.5) 7.1 (5.6–8.7) 0.7 (0.1–1.2) 0.1 (0.09–0.3) −1.03 (1.26)
 36–47 months 518 14.7 (12.2–18.4) 5.6 (4.2–8.4) 1.4 (0.3–2.3) 0.4 (0.24–1.5) −0.79 (1.27)
 48–59 months 315 12.4 (9.5–16.9) 3.2 (1.7–5.9) 0.6 (0.1–2.0) 0.3 (0.24–1.5) −0.79 (1.09)