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Table 2 Comparison of anthropometric and body composition indices among younger and older children

From: Association between anthropometric criteria and body composition among children aged 6–59 months with severe acute malnutrition: a cross-sectional assessment from India

Baseline Characteristics Children Aged 6–23 Months Children Aged 24–59 Months t statistics
N Mean SD N Mean SD
Fat Mass Index (FMI) 200 1.01 1.06 304 0.86 0.84 −1.69, 95% CI: −0.31 to 0.02, p-value = 0.09
Fat Free Mass Index (FFMI) 200 11.42 2.13 304 10.73 2.31 − 3.39, 95% CI: −1.09 to − 0.29, p-value = 0.001
WHZ 299 − 3.40 0.41 358 −3.40 0.39 0.03, 95% CI: − 0.06 to 0.06, p-value = 0.98
WAZ 299 −3.81 0.73 358 −3.67 0.63 2.45, 95% CI: 0.03 to 0.24, p-value = 0.02
HAZ 299 − 2.76 1.26 358 −2.55 1.12 2.22, 95% CI: 0.02 to 0.39, p-value = 0.03
BMIZ 299 −3.18 0.50 358 −3.15 0.46 0.93, 95% CI: −0.04 to 0.11, p-value = 0.35
MUACZ 299 −2.09 6.94 358 −2.61 2.77 −1.29, 95% CI: −1.30 to 0.27, p-value = 0.20