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Table 3 Nutritional status of Ghanaian School children ages 9–15 years

From: Prevalence and predictors of overweight and obesity among school-aged children in urban Ghana

Growth status Total Private Public
  n % n % n %
Thin 102 3.3 55 2.9 47 4.4
Normal 2429 78.6 1475 75.7 954 84.3
Overweight 382 12.4 282 14.2 100 8.3
Obese 143 4.6 113 5.8 30 2.5
Severely obese 33 1.1 28 1.4 5 0.4
Stunting 99 3.2 50 2.6 49 4.4
  1. Thin: BAZ < −2SD; Overweight: +1SD < BAZ ≤ +2SD; Obese: +2SD ≤ BAZ ≤ +3SD; Severely Obese: BAZ > +3; Stunting: HAZ < −2SD; (WHO, 2007)