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Table 3 Description of the study participants according to the academic performance 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

Variable (n = 670) Characteristics Academic performance
Above the mean Below the mean
Age in years 10–14 40 (29.2) 97 (70.8)
15–19 135 (25.3) 398 (74.7)
Sex Male 69 (20.9) 262 (79.2)
Female 106 (31.3) 233 (68.7)
Wealth quintile First 48 (43.6) 62 (56.4)
Second 81 (59.6) 55 (40.4)
Middle 114 (83.8) 22 (16.2)
Fourth 136 (86.1) 22 (13.9)
Highest 116 (89.2) 14 (10.8)
School type Public 27 (11.9) 199 (88.1)
Private 148 (33.3) 296 (66.7)
Nutritional status (BAZ) Underweight 25 (58.1) 18 (41.9)
Normal 140 (26.1) 396 (73.9)
Overweight 7 (11.1) 56 (88.9)
Obese 3 (10.7) 25 (89.3)
Dietary diversity > 4 46 (16.8) 228 (83.2)
≤4 129 (32.6) 267 (67.4)
The purpose of spending much time on the internet For academic purpose 27 (18.8) 117 (81.3)
For social media 132 (28.1) 337 (71.9)
Alcohol consumption Yes 50 (30.1) 116 (69.9)
No 125 (24.8) 379 (75.2)
Absent for 10% school days in the studied academic year Yes 35 (21.5) 128 (78.5)
No 140 (27.6) 367 (72.4)