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Table 3 Standardized indicators of anthropometry among children (under 5) in the study sample based on the World Health Organization growth standards (2006)

From: Nutrition among children of migrant construction workers in Ahmedabad, India

Age in months Mean anthropometric Z scores (SD) Prevalence of undernutrition (%)
HAZ WAZ WHZ Stunting Underweight Wasting
0–5 (N = 7) −1.66 (1.28) −1.94 (0.78) −0.98 (1.02) 42.9 42.9 14.3
6–11 (N = 15) −1.79 (1.05) −2.17 (1.08) −1.45 (1.03) 46.7 53.3 33.3
12–23 (N = 30) −1.60 (1.16) −1.75 (0.93) − 1.36 (1.05) 46.7 46.7 20
24–35 (N = 25) −1.74 (0.59) −1.99 (0.47) − 1.46 (0.61) 40 52 8
36–47 (N = 18) − 1.74 (0.85) − 1.70 (0.80) − 1.01 (0.72) 27.8 33.3 5.6
48–60 (N = 36) −1.73 (0.83) −2.05 (0.93) − 1.51 (1.19) 38.9 61.1 38.9
All age groups (N = 131) −1.71 (0.92) − 1.93 (0.86) − 1.36 (0.98) 40.5 50.4 22.1
Female (N = 71) −1.62 (0.94) −1.86 (0.88) − 1.29 (1.02) 52.8 51.5 51.7
Male (N = 60) −1.79 (0.89) −2.00 (0.83) −1.44 (0.92) 47.2 48.5 48.3
Truncated samplea (N = 85) −1.72 (0.95) −1.89 (0.91) − 1.30 (0.99) 38.8 49.4 18.8
  1. aThis excludes 35% of the sample whose birthdates were calculated based on the local calendar