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Table 2 Nutritional status, dietary diversity, and behavioural characteristics of students involved in the study at Wolaita Sodo town in South Ethiopia, June 2019

From: Adolescents’ nutritional status and its association with academic performance in South Ethiopia; a facility-based cross-sectional study

Variables (n = 670) Frequency Percentage
Nutritional status (BAZ)
 Underweight 42 6.3
 Normal 535 79.9
 Overweight 65 9.7
 Obese 28 4.2
Dietary diversity
 > 4 274 40.9
 ≤4 396 59.1
The purpose of spending time on the internet
 For academic purpose 144 23.5
 For social media 469 76.5
Alcohol consumption
 Yes 166 24.8
 No 504 75.2
Absent for 10% of school days in the studied academic year
 Yes 163 24.3
 No 507 75.7