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Table 2 Prevalence of nutritional status categories by sex and period according to school location

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

NUTRITIONAL STATUS SCHOOL LOCATION % (95%CI) TOTAL
% (95%CI)
CENTER NORTH SOUTH
1996–2000
GIRLS
Thinness 5.4 (4.6–6.2) 5.3 (3.9–7.1) 6.2 (5.6–6.8) # 5.9 (5.4–6.3) #
Normal weight 70.7 (69.1–72.3) # 74.8 (71.7–77.7)* 73.1 (72.0–74.2)* # 72.5 (71.6–73.4) #
Overweight 16.6 (15.3–17.9) 14.8 (12.5–17.4) 15.8 (14.9–16.7) # 15.9 (15.2–16.7) #
Obesity 7.3 (6.4–8.2) # 5.0 (3.6–6.7)* 4.9 (4.4–5.5)* 5.7 (5.2–6.1) #
  n = 3156 n = 822 n = 6206 n = 10,184
1996–2000
BOYS
Thinness 6.5 (5.6–7.5) 5.6 (4.2–7.3) 7.1 (6.4–7.7) 6.8 (6.3–7.3)
Normal weight 73.6 (72–75.2) 76.5 (73.6–79.2) 74.8 (73.7–75.9) 74.6 (73.8–75.5)
Overweight 15.2 (13.9–16.6) 14.5 (12.2–16.9) 13.9 (13–14.7) 14.3 (13.6–15)
Obesity 4.6 (3.9–5.4) 3.4 (2.3–4.9) 4.2 (3.7–4.8) 4.3 (3.9–4.7)
  n = 2859 n = 898 n = 6283 n = 10,040
2010–2015
GIRLS
Thinness 5 (4.1–5.9) 6.2 (4.7–8.1) 3.8 (3.1–4.7) & 4.7 (4.1–5.3) &
Normal weight 64.1 (62.2–66)& 65.2 (61.8–68.4) & 66.6 (64.7–68.6) & 65.3 (64.1–66.6) & #
Overweight 18.1 (16.6–19.7) 18.4 (15.8–21.2) & 18.6 (17–20.2) & 18.4 (17.4–19.4) &
Obesity 12.7 (11.4–14.1) & # 10.2 (8.2–12.4)* & 10.9 (9.6–12.2)* & 11.6 (10.8–12.5) & #
  n = 2415 n = 836 n = 2312 n = 5563
2010–2015
BOYS
Thinness 5.3 (4.4–6.3) & 4.5 (3.2–6.2) 4.2 (3.4–5.2) & 4.7 (4.2–5.3) &
Normal weight 66.3 (64.3–68.3) & 68.7 (65.4–71.9) & 68.7 (66.7–70.7) & 67.7 (66.4–68.9) &
Overweight 18.5 (17–20.2) & 18 (15.4–20.9) & 17.1 (15.5–18.7) & 17.8 (16.8–18.9) &
Obesity 9.8 (8.6–11.1) & 8.8 (6.9–10.9) & 10.0 (8.7–11.3) & 9.7 (8.9–10.6) &
  n = 2253 n = 799 n = 2175 n = 5227
  1. Significance p < 0.05: *Vs Center – #Vs Boys – &Vs 1996–2000