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Table 2 Comparison of body composition of Gulu sample to global normative values

From: Physical fitness and mental health impact of a sport-for-development intervention in a post-conflict setting: randomised controlled trial nested within an observational study of adolescents in Gulu, Uganda

WHO criteria Age: 11 years Age: 12 years Age: 13 years Age: 14 years
Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls
BMI-for-age: Proportion of sample (%)
Severely thin 0/44 0/91 4/141 2/177 1/234 0/293 3/199 2/283
  (0.0) (0.0) (2.8) (1.1) (0.4) (0.0) (1.5) (0.7)
Thin 2/44 3/91 11/141 10/177 11/234 8/293 6/199 3/283
  (4.5) (3.3) (7.8) (5.6) (4.7) (2.7) (3.0) (1.1)
Healthy 39/44 85/91 122/141 159/177 213/234 260/293 184/199 246/283
  (88.6) (93.4) (86.5) (89.8) (91.0) (88.7) (92.5) (86.9)
Overweight 3/44 3/91 4/141 6/177 9/234 25/293 6/199 31/283
  (6.8) (3.3) (2.8) (3.4) (3.8) (8.5) (3.0) (11.0)
Obese 0/44 0/91 0/141 0/177 0/234 0/293 0/199 1/283
  (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.4)
Height-for-age: Proportion of sample (%)
Severely stunted 0/44 0/91 1/141 1/177 3/234 0/293 3/199 0/283
  (0.0) (0.0) (0.7) (0.6) (1.3) (0.0) (1.5) (0.0)
Stunted 2/44 1/91 3/141 4/177 19/234 2/293 7/199 3/283
  (4.5) (1.1) (2.1) (2.3) (8.1) (0.7) (3.5) (1.1)
Healthy 40/44 89/91 135/141 169/177 212/234 290/293 188/199 275/283
  (90.9) (97.8) (95.7) (95.5) (90.6) (99.0) (94.5) (97.2)
>2SD & ≤3SD 1/44 1/91 2/141 3/177 0/234 1/293 1/199 5/283
  (2.3) (1.1) (1.4) (1.7) (0.0) (0.3) (0.5) (1.8)
>3SD 1/44 0/91 0/141 0/177 0/234 0/293 0/199 0/283
  (2.3) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0)
  1. BMI-for-age and height-for-age categorised according to WHO Guidelines (2007) [16, 17].