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Table 2 Stunting prevalence and BMI distribution among Russian preschool children using the three reference

From: The height-, weight- and BMI-for-age of preschool children from Nizhny Novgorod city, Russia, relative to the international growth references

  N WHO n % USCDC n % 95%CI WHO 95%CI USCDC
Stunting (height-for-age z-score < −2)
boys aged 3–4 years 643 28 21  
4.35 3.27 2.91 6.23 2.03 4.95
girls aged 3–4 years 599 17 11  
2.84 1.84 1.66 4.51 0.92 3.26
boys aged 5–7 years 982 14 13  
1.43 1.32 0.78 2.38 0.71 2.25
girls aged 5–7 years 906 16 15  
1.77 1.66 1.01 2.85 0.93 2.72
Thinness (BMI z-score < −2)
boys aged 3–4 years 643 13 42  
2.02 6.53 1.08 3.43 4.75 8.73
girls aged 3–4 years 599 12 35  
‘2.02 5.84 1.04 3.47 4.10 8.03
boys aged 5–7 years 982 34 76  
3.46 7,74 2.41 4.80 6.15 9.59
girls aged 5–7 years 906 24 50  
2,65 5.52 1.70 3.92 4.12 7.21
Normal weight (−2 ≤ BMI z-score ≤ 1)
boys aged 3–4 years 643 516 504  
80.25 78.38 76.93 83.26 75.00 81.51
girls aged 3–4 years 599 478 461  
79.8 76.96 76.36 82.94 73.38 80.28
boys aged 5–7 years 982 781 739  
79.35 ’79.25 76.87 82.01 72.43 77.93
girls aged 5–7 years 906 740 704  
81.68 77.70 79.0 84.15 74.85 80.38
Overweight (1 < BMI z-score ≤ 2)
boys aged 3–4 years 643 84 74  
13.06 11.51 10.56 15.92 9.15 14.23
girls aged 3–4 years 599 88 85  
14.69 14.19 11.95 17.78 11.49 17.24
boys aged 5–7 years 982 124 134  
12.63 13.65 10.61 14.87 11.56 15.95
girls aged 5–7 years 906 110 130  
12.14 14.35 10.09 14.45 12.13 16.80
Obesity (BMI z-score > 2)
boys aged 3–4 years 643 30 23  
4.67 3.58 3.17 6.59 2.28 5.32
girls aged 3–4 years 599 21 18  
3.51 3.01 2.18 5.31 1.79 4.71
boys aged 5–7 years 982 46 33  
4.38 3.36 3.45 6.20 2.32 4.69
girls aged 5–7 years 906 32 22  
3.53 2.43 2.43 4.95 1.53 3.65