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Table 1 Distribution of children by sex, school location and nutritional status, according to period

From: Excess weight and thinness over two decades (1996–2015) and spatial distribution in children from Jujuy, Argentina

VARIABLES 1996–2001 2010–2015 p-value
% (95%CI) n % (95%CI) n
SEX Boys 49.60 (48.9–50.3) 10,040 48.40 (47.5–49.4) 5227 0,0441
Girls 50.40 (49.7–51.0) 10,184 51.60 (50.6–52.5) 5563 0.0441
ZONE Center 29.70 (29.1–30.4) 6015 43.30 (42.3–44.2) 4668 < 0.0001
North 8.50 (8.1–8.8) 1712 15.10 (14.5–15.8) 1634 < 0.0001
South 61.80 (61.1–62.5) 12,497 41.60 (40.7–42.5) 4488 < 0.0001
NUTRITIONAL STATUS Thinness 6.30 (6.0–6.7) 1278 4.70 (4.3–5.1) 508 < 0.0001
Normalweight 73.60 (73.0–74.2) 14,880 66.50 (65.6–67.4) 7173 < 0.0001
Overweight 15.10 (14.6–15.6) 3061 18.10 (17.4–18.8) 1955 < 0.0001
Obesity 5.00 (4.7–5.3) 1005 10.70 (10.1–11.3) 1154 < 0.0001