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Table 2 Prevalence of total and specific malnutrition indicators in schoolchildren, Burkina Faso, February 2015

From: Prevalence and risk factors of undernutrition among schoolchildren in the Plateau Central and Centre-Ouest regions of Burkina Faso

Variable Malnutrition [n (%)] Undernutrition [n (%)] Stuntinga
[n (%)]
Thinnessa
[n (%)]
Underweighta [n (%)] Overweightb [n (%)] Anaemiac [n (%)]
Sex
 Female (188) 61 (32.5) 57 (30.3) 47 (25.0) 24 (12.8) 2 (1.1) 4 (2.1) 53 (28.2)
 Male (197) 82 (41.6) 78 (39.6) 66 (33.5) 19 (9.6) 1 (0.5) 4 (2.0) 57 (28.9)
Age group
 8–11 year (251) 69 (27.5) 61 (24.3) 47 (18.7) 16 (6.4) 3 (1.2) 8 (3.2) 55 (21.9)
 12–14 years (134) 74 (55.2) 74 (55.2) 66 (49.3) 27 (20.2) NA d 0 (0) 55 (41.0)
Region
 Plateau Central (198) 69 (34.9) 64 (32.3) 50 (25.3) 19 (9.6) 2 (1.0) 5 (2.5) 53 (26.8)
 Centre-Ouest (187) 74 (39.6) 71 (38.0) 63 (33.7) 24 (12.8) 1 (0.5) 3 (1.6) 57 (30.5)
Total 143 (37.1) 135 (35.1) 113 (29.4) 43 (11.2) 3 (0.8) 8 (2.1) 110 (28.6)
  1. a z-score < − 2
  2. b z-score > 1
  3. c The category of anaemia includes all children classified as anaemic (mild, moderate and severe) based on the concentrations of haemoglobin (Hb) determined in a finger prick blood sample. The cut-offs for anaemia are age-specific: Hb <11.5 g/dl for children aged 8–11 years, and Hb <12 g/dl for children aged 12–14 years
  4. d NA not available