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Table 5 Prevalence of mild-moderate and severe malnutrition in HIV positive and negative patients

From: Prevalence and clinical pattern of paediatric HIV infection at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria: a prospective cross-sectional study

Nutritional status All subjects
(n = 600)
HIV positive
(n = 60)
HIV negative
(n = 540)
Z-test P
  % Prevalence % Prevalence % Prevalence   
WHZ <-2.0 30.2 34.2 29.8 0.45 0.164
HAZ <-2.0 46.6 71.8 44.1 5.25 0.003
WAZ <-2.0 44.5 76.3 42.5 5.07 0.030
WHZ <-3.0 18.0 26.3 17.1 2.10 0.180
HAZ <-3.0 31.6 53.8 29.3 6.13 0.003
WAZ <-3.0 27.5 46.3 25.6 4.96 0.009