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Table 2 Summary of transitions between stunted and non-stunted status, and underweight and non-underweight status at 24 and 60 months in the cohort. Number (%) of children with positive changes in growth (linear and ponderal), defined as positive change in height-for-age z-score (HAZ), weight-for-age z-score (WAZ), height-for-age difference (HAD), or weight-for-age difference (WAD), and recovery from stunting (HAZ < -2) or underweight (WAZ < -2). Changes were calculated by subtracting the value at 24 months from the value at 60 months of age. Stunting is defined as height-for-age z-score (HAZ) < - 2, underweight is defined as weight-for-age z-score (WAZ) < - 2

From: Influences on catch-up growth using relative versus absolute metrics: evidence from the MAL-ED cohort study

Height N (%) Weight N (%)
Not stunted at 24 or 60 months 501 (53) Not underweight at 24 or 60 months 689 (73)
Not stunted at 24, stunted at 60 months 15 (2) Not underweight at 24, underweight at 60 months 51 (5)
Stunted at 24, not at 60 months 185 (20) Underweight at 24, not at 60 months 69 (7)
Stunted at both 24 and 60 months 241 (26) Underweight at both 24 and 60 months 133 (14)
Positive change in HAZ 763 (81) Positive change in WAZ 469 (50)
Positive change in HAD 308 (33) Positive change in WAD 166 (18)
Recovery from stunting 185/426 (43) Recovery from underweight 69/202 (34)