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Table 4 Comparing the nutritional status of the school-aged child by categories of the WHO (columns) and IOTF (rows) growth references, El Salvador, 2016. Absolute numbers are shown in each cell

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

 WHO criteria 
Thinness
(BMIZ ≤ −2)
Normal
(2 < BMIZ≤1)
Overweight
(1 < BMIZ< 2)
Obese
(BMIZ ≥2)
Total
IOTF criteriaThinness
(BMI ≤ 18.5 at age 18)
20377511009566
Normal
(18.5 < BMI ≤ 24.9 at age 18)
068,0178458076,475
Overweight
(24.9 < BMI < 30.0 at age 18)
0010,695518615,881
Obese
(BMI ≥ 30 at age 18)
00010,08710,087
 Total203775,52819,15315,273111,991
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