Stunting and weight statuses of adolescents differ between public and private schools in urban Gambia
Abstract Objectives This study assessed the disparity in nutritional status of adolescents between public and private schools in urban Gambia. Methods This is a school-based cross-sectional study in six private and six public upper basic schools in urban Gambia. This study recruited 491 students from public and 469 students from private schools (13–15 years of age). Results The prevalence of stunting (WHO height-for-age Z +1SD) (OR = 2.85, 95 % CI 1.55–5.22), but less likely to be thin (BMI-for-age Z
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Volume (Year): 61 (2016)
Issue (Month): 6 (July)
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