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Table 2 Weighted mean HAZ, WHZ and WAZ scores, and weighted mean Hb level by sickle cell status among under-five children

From: Association of sickle cell disease with anthropometric indices among under-five children: evidence from 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey

Parameters Non-sickle cell Sickle cell and Hb C traits Sickle cell disease P value*
Mean HAZ scorea (SD) − 1.59 (1.57) − 1.63 (1.58) − 2.17 (1.47) < 0.001
Mean WHZ scoreb (SD) − 0.30 (1.12) − 0.36 (1.13) − 0.52 (1.12) < 0.001
Mean WAZ scorec (SD) − 1.13 (1.24) − 1.19 (1.23) − 1.63 (1.16) < 0.001
Mean Hb level in gm/dLd (SD) 10.19 (1.56) 10.14 (1.40) 8.04 (1.65) < 0.001
  1. aWeighted n = 11,128
  2. bWeighted n = 11,182
  3. cWeighted n = 11,205
  4. dWeighted n = 11,397
  5. *P values derived from one-way ANOVA