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Table 3 Comparison of Prevalence of malnutrition in current study with national studies in South Africa

From: The prevalence of stunting, overweight and obesity, and metabolic disease risk in rural South African children

Study Population (n) Reference Stunted % Underweight % Wasted % Overweight % Obese %
    U R N U R N U R N U R N U R N
SAVACG (1994) 6-71 mo (11430) WHO/NCHS 16 27 23 7 11 9 2 3 3       
NFCS (1999) 1-9 y (2894) WHO/NCHS IOTF 17 27 22 8 13 10 2 5 4 13 12 12 6 4 5
YRBS (2002) Approx. 13-19 y (9224) WHO/NCHS IOTF - - 11 - - 9 - - 4 - - 17 - - 4
DHS (2003) <5 y (1159) WHO/NCHS 27 28 27 12 11 12 6 5 5 - - - - - -
NFCS (2005) 1-9 y (2469) WHO/CDC IOTF 16 20 18 9 9 9 5 4 4 10 10 10 4 4 4
Agincourt (2007) 1-20 y (3489) WHO WHO/NCHS IOTF - 8 - - 7 - - 6 - - 6 - - 2 -
  1-4 y (671)   - 18 - - 10 - - 7 -   7 - - 1 -
  5-9 y (970)   - 5 - - 6 - - 6 -   4 - - 1 -
  10-14 y (944)   - 7 - - 7 - - - -   6 - - 2 -
  15-20 y (904)   - 6 - - 8 - - - -   8 - - 4 -
  1. U = Urban; R = Rural; N = National
  2. Sources:
  3. SAVACG (1994): The South African Vitamin A Consultative Group, 1995 [29]
  4. NFCS (1999): Labadarios et al., 2005 [28]
  5. YRBS (2002): Reddy et al., 2008 [41]
  6. DHS (2003): Department of Health, 2003 [27]
  7. NFCS 2005: Department of Health, 2007 [26]
  8. Agincourt (2007): Current study