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Table 2 Distribution of children according to height-for-age and BMI-for-age

From: High prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and its association with BMI-for-age among primary school children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  Boys (N = 180) Girls (N = 222) Total (N = 402)
    95% CI    95% CI    95% CI
  % SE Lower Upper % SE Lower Upper % SE Lower Upper
Height-for-age             
Normal 95.6 1.54 92.52 98.60 97.3 1.09 95.15 99.45 96.5 0.92 94.72 98.32
Stunted 4.4 1.54 1.40 7.48 2.7 1.09 0.55 4.85 3.5 0.92 1.68 5.28
BMI-for-age             
Severe thinness 2.8 1.23 0.35 5.20 0.5 0.45 0.44 1.34 1.5 0.61 0.30 2.68
Thinness 6.1 1.79 2.58 9.64 6.3 1.64 3.08 9.53 6.2 1.21 3.85 8.59
Normal 48.9 3.74 41.52 56.26 65.3 3.20 59.01 71.63 58.0 2.47 53.11 62.81
Overweight 17.2 2.82 11.65 22.79 18.5 2.61 13.32 23.61 17.9 1.91 14.15 21.67
Obese 25.0 3.24 18.61 31.39 9.5 1.97 5.58 13.34 16.4 1.85 12.78 20.05
  1. Height-for-age vs sex of the children: χ2 = 0.897, df = 1, p = 0.344 (Monte Carlo)
  2. BMI-for-age vs sex of the children: χ2 = 22.949, df = 4, p < 0.001 (Monte Carlo)