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Table 2 Anthropometric Characteristics of the Sample (n = 74)

From: Malnutrition is common in children with cerebral palsy in Saudi Arabia – a cross-sectional clinical observational study

Nutritional IndicesMeanSDMedianIQRe% of children with CP with values <−2.0 SD)
Weight-for-age-z-score (WAZ)a−1.731.02−1.65−2.1– 0.128.4
Height-for-age-z-score (HAZ)b−1.301.06−1.19- 1.8 – 0.133.8
Weight-for-height-z-score (WHZ)c−2.171.30−2.01- 2.6 – 0.325.0
BMI-for-age-z-score (BAZ)d−1.681.36−1.54- 2.1 – 0.250.0
  1. aRegarding weight for age, the z-scores for 2 children were omitted because of outlier values
  2. bheight-for-age Z-score for 1 child was excluded from this calculation because of outlier value
  3. cWHO software Anthro can only calculate z-score for children < 61 months and hence this study assessedWHZ for 50 children only
  4. dBMI-for-age z-score resultsfor 1 child was excluded from this calculation because of outlier value
  5. eInter-Quartile Range