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Table 2 Anthropometric assessment of students by gender at primary school of Hawa Gelan District, Oromia Region, Southwest Ethiopia, 2016, (N = 630)

From: Predictors of academic performance with due focus on undernutrition among students attending primary schools of Hawa Gelan district, Southwest Ethiopia: a school based cross sectional study

Variables Male Female P-Value
Age in years 12.1 ± 2 12.3 ± 2 0.681
Weight in Kg 36.12 ± 6.92 34.38 ± 9.0 0.057
Height in cm 146.4 ± 12.3 146.2 ± 12.6 0.224
BMI in Kg/m2 16.9 ± 1.6 16.1 ± 1.8 0.052
Weight-for-age (WAZ) −2.3 ± 1.2 −2.2 ± 1.3 <0.001
Height-for-age (HAZ) −1.6 ± 1.0 −1.5 ± 1.0 0.043
Weight-for-height (WHZ) −1.4 ± 1.1 −1.4 ± 1.2 0.082
  1. WAZ Weight for Age Z-score, HAZ Height for Age Z-score, WHZ Weight for height Z-score