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Table 3 Comparison of anthropometric and body composition indices among male and female 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

  Male Female  
Anthropometric and Body Composition Parameters N Mean SD N Mean SD t statistics
Fat Mass Index (FMI) 291 1.00 1.04 213 0.81 0.75 2.27, 95% CI: 0.03 to 0.35, p-value = 0.02
Fat Free Mass Index (FFMI) 291 11.04 2.41 213 10.94 2.04 0.50, 95% CI: −0.30 to 0.50, p-value = 0.62
WHZ 373 − 3.46 0.43 284 −3.32 0.32 −4.42, 95% CI: −0.20 to − 0.08, p-value < 0.001
WAZ 373 − 3.76 0.68 284 − 3.70 0.69 −1.15, 95% CI: −0.17 to 0.04, p-value = 0.25
HAZ 373 −2.77 1.20 284 −2.49 1.16 −2.97, 95% CI: −0.46 to − 0.09, p-value = 0.003
BMIZ 373 −3.17 0.52 284 −3.15 0.42 −0.47, 95% CI: − 0.09 to 0.06, p-value = 0.64
MUACZ 373 −2.11 6.75 284 −2.73 0.69 1.53, 95% CI: −0.17 to 1.41, p-value = 0.13