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Table 2 Nutritional status classification of the participants according to gender, BMI-for-age (z-score), and height-for-age (z-score)

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

Height for age BMI-for-age
≤ − 2 SD > − 2 SD to < + 2 SD ≥ − 2 SD
Classification n % Classification n % Classification n %
Boys ≤ − 2 SD U.W. + S. 70 24.73 S. 65 9.88 O.W. + S. 16 20
U.W. + S. 116 17.63
> − 2 SD U.W. 143 50.53 U.W. 35 5.32 O.W. 64 80
T. 70 24.73 N. 442 67.17
Girls ≤ − 2 SD U.W. + S. 76 27.74 S. 76 10.58 O.W. + S. 7 12.28
U.W. + S. 102 14.21
> − 2 SD U.W. 115 41.97 U.W. 25 3.48 O.W. 50 87.72
T. 83 30.29 N. 515 71.73
All ≤ − 2 SD U.W. + S. 146 26.21 S. 141 10.25 O.W. + S. 23 16.79
U.W. + S. 218 15.84
> − 2 SD U.W. 258 46.32 U.W. 60 4.36 O.W. 114 83.21
T. 153 27.47 N. 957 69.55
  1. U.W underweight, S stunting, T thin, N normal, O. W overweight