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Table 3 Pearson correlation between nutritional indicators and educational performance at primary schools of Hawa Gelan woreda, Oromia Region, South west 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

Nutritional indicator Average score
r p-value**
WAZ 0.222 0.040*
HAZ 0.214 0.034*
WHZ 0.085 0.135*
  1. WAZ Weight for Age Z-score, HAZ Height for Age Z-score, WHZ Weight for height Z-score
  2. *Presence of statistically significant linear association
  3. **Independent sample t-test