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Table 4 Prevalence of underweight in children under 5 years of age

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

  N Underweight Mean Z-score (SD)
(<− 2 SD) (<− 3 SD)
All children 3939 39.5 (38.4–41.5) 14.6 (13.5–15.7) −1.68 (1.31)
Sex
 Boys 2011 40.2 (38.5–42.8) 15.3 (13.7–16.8) −1.73 (1.31)
 Girls 1928 38.7 (37.1–41.4) 14.0 (12.4–15.5) −1.64 (1.32)
Age group
 0–5 months 596 21.6 (18.5–25.1) 9.4 (7.1–11.7) −0.96 (1.47)
 6–11 months 642 28.3 (25.0–32.0) 11.4 (8.9–13.8) −1.35 (1.46)
 12–23 months 822 41.0 (38.2–44.9) 14.2 (11.8–16.6) −1.74 (1.23)
 24–35 months 1035 51.6 (49.2–55.3) 18.7 (16.4–21.1) −2.06 (1.11)
 36–47 months 527 48.4 (44.9–53.4) 19.2 (15.8–22.5) −2.02 (1.16)
 48–59 months 317 37.5 (32.5–43.2) 11.0 (7.6–14.5) −1.77 (1)