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Table 1 Mean ± SD of physical characteristics of the participants (n = 2070)

From: Undernutrition and associated factors among children aged 5–10 years in West Bengal, India: a community-based cross-sectional study

  Age, years Number Height Weight BMI
Mean ± SD 95% CI Mean ± SD 95% CI Mean ± SD 95% CI
Boy 5 160 111.2 ± 9.89 109.66–112.74 18.56 ± 6.36 17.57–19.56 14.99 ± 4.74 14.25–15.73
6 166 115.54 ± 8.27 114.27–116.81 19.55 ± 5.77 18.66–20.43 14.48 ± 3.16 13.99–14.96
7 177 118.88 ± 6.79 117.87–119.89 21.04 ± 4.09 20.43–21.65 14.83 ± 2.14 14.51–15.15
8 212 123.19 ± 8.3 122.07–124.32 23.17 ± 5.47 22.43–23.91 15.14 ± 2.45 14.81–15.67
9 169 124.88 ± 9.52 123.43–126.33 24.95 ± 6.5 23.96–25.94 15.86 ± 3.07 15.39–13.32
10 137 128.57 ± 8.38 127.15–129.98 26.44 ± 7.45 25.18–27.7 15.81 ± 3.23 15.26–16.35
All 1021 120.32 ± 10.22 119.69–120.95 22.22 ± 6.52 21.82–22.62 15.16 ± 3.22 14.96–15.36
F ratio 87.393 (p < 0.001) 42.143 (p < 0.001) 4.724 (p < 0.001)
Girl 5 174 109.99 ± 7.74 108.93–111.14 16.98 ± 4.68 16.27–17.68 13.96 ± 3.19 13.49–14.44
6 180 113.83 ± 7.61 112.71–114.95 18.58 ± 4.22 17.96–19.19 14.29 ± 2.72 13.89–14.69
7 191 118.9 ± 7.59 117.82–119.98 20.69 ± 4.29 20.07–21.29 14.58 ± 2.36 14.24–14.91
8 204 122.92 ± 7.64 121.73–122 22.5 ± 5.07 21.8–23.2 14.8 ± 2.44 14.46–15.13
9 165 126.34 ± 7.9 125.13–127.56 25.09 ± 7.17 23.98–26.19 15.54 ± 3.41 15.01–16.06
10 135 130.85 ± 6.41 129.76–131.94 27.03 ± 5.9 26.02–26.8 15.77 ± 3.26 15.21–16.32
All 1049 120.04 ± 10.15 119.43–120.66 21.57 ± 6.21 21.19– 21.94 14.77 ± 2.94 14.59– 14.95
F ratio 171.794 (p < 0.001) 83.987 (p < 0.001) 9.114 (p < 0.001)
Both sexes 5 334 110.57 ± 8.84 109.62–111.52 17.74 ± 5.59 17.13–18.34 14.46 ± 4.04 14.02–14.89
6 346 114.65 ± 7.96 113.81–115.49 19.04 ± 5.04 18.51–19.58 14.38 ± 2.94 14.08–14.69
7 368 118.89 ± 7.21 118.15–119.63 20.86 ± 4.2 20.43–21.29 14.7 ± 2.27 14.46–14.93
8 416 123.06 ± 7.98 122.29–123.83 22.84 ± 5.29 22.33–23.35 14.97 ± 2.45 14.73–15.21
9 334 125.6 ± 8.79 124.66–126.55 25.02 ± 6.84 24.28–25.75 15.7 ± 3.25 15.35–16.05
10 272 129.7 ± 7.54 128.8–130.6 26.72 ± 6.73 25.93–27.53 15.78 ± 3.25 15.4–16.17
  All 2070 120.18 ± 10.18 119.74–120.62 21.89 ± 6.37 21.62–22.17 14.97 ± 3.09 14.83–15.1
F ratio 245.241 (p < 0.001) 119.895 (p < 0.001) 12.622 (p < 0.001)