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Table 1 Time trends in the prevalence of nutritional indicators in the Pelotas cohort studies

From: Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in anthropometric status in a population undergoing the nutritional transition: data from 1982, 1993 and 2004 pelotas birth cohort studies

Indicators 1982% (n) 1993% (n) 2004% (n) pa
At birth 5914 5249 4231  
Underweight 7.1 (418) 7.8 (405) 7.9 (332) 0.118
Stunting (−) 9.3 (476) 12.4 (513) <0.001b
Wasting (−) 3.6 (179) 1.3 (50) <0.001b
Overweight (−) 2.2 (112) 2.5 (105) 0.261 b
1 year 1457 1361 3907  
Underweight 4.0 (58) 2.6 (65) 2.2 (86) 0.001
Stunting 8.5 (123) 9.2 (182) 6.0 (232) 0.001
Wasting 2.1 (30) 0.7 (17) 0.6 (25) <0.001
Overweight 6.9 (101) 10.8 (129) 8.9 (347) 0.107
2 years 4939   3869  
Underweight 3.1 (154) (−) 2.0 (77) 0.001b
Stunting 13.9 (687) (−) 5.0 (192) <0.001b
Wasting 0.8 (37) (−) 0.8 (29) 0.995b
Overweight 8.5 (418) (−) 8.3 (320) 0.781b
4 years 4742 1243 3799  
Underweight 2.3(109) 2.4 (39) 1.7 (64) 0.051
Stunting 10.9 (518) 5.3 (92) 3.6 (138) <0.001
Wasting 0.3 (16) 0.4 (10) 0.6 (21) 0.130
Overweight 7.6 (358) 10.7 (121) 12.3 (463) <0.001
  1. (−) Data not available.
  2. a When 3 data points were available a x 2 test for linear trend was used.
  3. b For 2 data point a x 2 test for heterogeneity was employed.