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Table 5 Prevalence of thinness among primary school children in Lahore, Pakistan

From: Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of stunting and thinness among Pakistani primary school children

Prevalence n % (95% CI) Mean BMI (SD) kg/m2 Mean BMI-for-age z-score (SD)
Severe thinness (< -3SD) 52 2.8 (2.1-3.6) 14.9 (1.9) -4.0 (1.3)
Thinness (< -2 SD) 188 10.1 (8.7-11.5) 16.1 (2.0) -2.8 (1.0)
Mild thinness (< -1 SD) 422 22.7 (20.8-24.6) 17.8 (2.1) -1.4 (0.3)
Total 1860 100 20.7 (5.0) -0.3 (1.5)