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Table 3 Anthropometric characteristics of school children by gender and type of school

From: Prevalence and correlates of overweight and obesity among school children in an urban district in Ghana

  Overall Gender p-value School type p-value
   Female (n = 339) Male (n = 204)   Private (n = 272) Public (n = 271)  
Body mass index categories (%)     0.230    < 0.0001
Thinness 33 (6.1) 22 (6.5) 11 (5.4)   18 (6.6) 15 (5.5)  
Normal weight 421 (77.5) 261 (77.0) 160 (78.4)   189 (69.5) 232 (85.6)  
Overweight 50 (9.2) 36 (10.6) 14 (6.9)   35 (12.9) 15 (5.5)  
Obesity 39 (7.2) 20 (5.9) 19 (9.3)   30 (11.0) 9 (3.3)  
  1. Thinness: BAZ < −2SD; Overweight: +1SD < BAZ < +2SD; Obese: + ≥2SD BAZ; (WHO, 2007)
  2. p < 0.05