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Table 1 Comparison of children’s variables by sex categories

From: The double burden of malnutrition in a rural health and demographic surveillance system site in South Africa: a study of primary schoolchildren and their mothers

Variables All N = 508 Median(IQR) Boys N = 209 Median(IQR) Girls N = 299 Median(IQR) P-Value
Age (years) 9.6 (8; 11) 9.6 (8; 11) 9.6 (8; 12) 0.77
Weight (kg) 31.1 (22.7; 36) 30.1 (22.7; 33.3) 31.7 (22.7; 39.2) 0.29
Height (cm) 135.5 (124; 145.2) 134.7 (124; 143.5) 136.1 (125.5; 147) 0.22
MUAC (cm) 176.5 (155; 190) 176.6 (155; 190) 176.5 (155; 190) 0.78
BMI (kg/cm2) 16.5 (14.6; 17.6) 16.2 (14.6; 17.1) 16.7 (14.5; 17.8) 0.24
BMIZ −0.4 (−1.0; 0.4) −0.4 (−1.1; − 0.4) 0.3 (− 0.9; 0.5) 0.23