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Table 2 Prevalence of different forms of malnutrition in Pakistani children aged 0-59 months (n = 3071)

From: Determinants of stunting, underweight and wasting among children < 5 years of age: evidence from 2012-2013 Pakistan demographic and health survey

Variable N Weighted % Mean (SD)
Stunting (HAZ)
 -2SD and above (Normal/Non-stunted) 1691 55.59 −0.57 ± 0.04
 Below -2SD (Moderately stunted) 587 21.14 − 2.48 ± 0.01
 Below -3SD (Severely stunted) 793 23.27 −3.97 ± 0.03
 Mean Z score (SD)    −1.77 ± 0.04
Underweight (WAZ)
 -2SD and above (Normal/Not-underweight) 2255 70.62 −0.77 ± 0.03
 Below -2SD (Moderately underweight) 549 19.97 − 2.46 ± 0.02
 Below -3SD (Severely underweight) 267 9.41 −3.68 ± 0.05
 Mean Z score (SD)    −1.38 ± 0.04
Wasting (WHZ)
 Above +2SD (obese) 208 3.27 2.84 ± 0.09
 -2SD to +2SD (Normal/Not-wasted 2544 86.05 −0.35 ± 0.02
 Below -2SD (Moderately wasted) 217 7.56 − 2.34 ± 0.02
 Below -3SD (Severely wasted) 102 3.12 −3.68 ± 0.06
 Mean Z score (SD)    −0.50 ± 0.04
  1. Stunted, underweight and wasted children include both moderately and severely stunted, underweight and wasted children respectively. Obese (WHZ above +2SD) were not included in the wasted children analysis