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Table 1 Malnutrition characteristics and summary of the Z-score

From: Prevalence and assessment of malnutrition among children attending the Reproductive and Child Health clinic at Bagamoyo District Hospital, Tanzania

Age (months) Gender n (%) Height for age z-score Weight for age z-score Weight-for-height z-score
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean
6–23 Boys 20,599 (54.0) −1.4 (1.8) −0.7 (1.3) 0.1 (1.5)
Girls 17,599 (46.0) −1.1 (1.7) −0.5 (1.2) 0.1 (1.4)
Combined 38,198 (60.0) −1.3 (1.7) −0.6 (1.3) 0.1 (1.4)
24–60 Boys 13,291 (53.0) −1.7 (1.4) −0.9 (1.2) −0.02 (1.4)
Girls 11,787 (47.0) −1.6 (1.4) −1.0 (1.2) −0.1 (1.4)
Combined 25,078 (40.0) −1.6 (1.4) −1.0 (1.2) −0.1 (1.4)
Overall 63,276 −1.4 (1.6) −0.8 (1.2) 0.03 (1.4)