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Table 1 Sex- and age-specific z-score (HAZ, WAZ, BMIAZ) for rural Zambian children

From: Evaluation of the nutritional status of rural children living in Zambia

  n Boys n Girls P
Mean SD z < − 2 (%) Mean SD z < − 2 (%)
HAZ 576 − 1.57 1.20 36.5 559 − 1.31 1.28 26.5 < 0.001
WAZ 576 − 1.42 1.24 30.4 559 − 1.12 1.28 19.7 < 0.0001
BMIAZ 576 − 0.53 1.12 7.1 559 − 0.30 1.02 5.2 < 0.001
  1. HAZ height-for-age z-score, WAZ weight-for-age z-score, BMIAZ BMI-for-age z-score, SD standard deviation