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Table 3 Prevalence of obesity of school-aged children based on the WHO and IOTF growth references, in the analytical dataset, El Salvador, 2015/2016

From: Overweight and obesity of school-age children in El Salvador according to two international systems: a population-based multilevel and spatial analysis

CharacteristicPrevalence (%) [95%CI]DifferencePrevalence (%) [95%CI]Difference
 WHOIOTFWHO - IOTFWHOIOTFWHO - IOTF
 BoysBoys GirlsGirls 
Place of residence
 Urban20.3 [19.0–21.6]12.3 [11.4–13.4]8.015.2 [14.3–16.1]11.7 [11.0–12.4]3.5
 Rural11.3 [10.5–12.1]6.3 [5.7–6.9]5.08.5 [7.9–9.2]6.3 [5.8–6.9]2.2
School type
 Public13.5 [12.7–14.3]7.7 [7.2–8.3]5.810.2 [9.6–10.9]7.7 [7.2–8.2]2.5
 Private26.7 [25.5–28.0]17.4 [16.2–18.5]9.320.1 [19.1–21.2]15.7 [14.7–16.6]4.4
Child age in years
 6.0 to 6.916.9 [15.8–17.9]10.1 [9.3–10.8]6.812.8 [11.9–13.7]10.4 [9.6–112.4]2.4
 7.0 to 7.915.9 [14.4–17.4]9.4 [8.4–10.5]6.512.0 [10.9–13.2]9.0 [8.2–10.0]3.0
 8.0 to 8.911.5 [9.9–13.3]6.1 [5.0–7.4]5.47.9 [6.8–9.2]5.2 [4.4–6.1]2.7
 9.0 to 9.910.8 [9.2–12.5]5.5 [4.4–6.9]5.35.2 [3.9–7.0]2.9 [2.0–4.1]2.3
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