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Table 6 Prevalence of stunting according to stage of adolescence by gender

From: Weight status of adolescents in secondary schools in port Harcourt using Body Mass Index (BMI)

Period of adolescence Gender Total χ2 P value
Male No. (%) Female No. (%)
Early 9 (23.7) 3 (21.4) 12 0.04 0.84
Mid 22 (57.9) 11 (78.6) 33 1.89 0.17
Late 7 (18.4) 0 (0.0) 7 1.61 0.20
Total 38 (100) 14 (100) 52