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Table 1 Summary statistics of height-for-age, weight-for-age, and weight-for-height z-scores by sex

From: Shocks in food availability and intra-household resources allocation: evidence on children nutrition outcomes in Ethiopia

By sex z-score N Mean SD p5 p10 p25 p50 p75 p95 p99
Male waz06 880 − 1.190 1.247 − 3.16 − 2.775 − 2.04 − 1.2 − 0.38 0.74 2.06
haz06 880 − 1.588 1.845 − 4.575 − 3.835 − 2.71 − 1.735 − 0.55 1.76 3.72
whz06 880 − 0.431 1.349 − 2.7 − 1.99 − 1.21 − 0.45 0.41 1.77 3.08
Female waz06 548 − 1.143 1.300 − 3.34 − 2.79 − 1.985 − 1.16 − 0.24 0.82 2.26
haz06 548 − 1.498 1.941 − 4.58 − 3.91 − 2.81 − 1.525 − 0.46 1.84 4.4
whz06 548 − 0.386 1.360 − 2.61 − 1.99 − 1.215 − 0.41 0.46 1.89 2.96
Total waz06 1428 −1.172 1.267 − 3.25 − 2.78 − 2.02 − 1.18 − 0.34 0.8 2.11
haz06 1428 −1.553 1.882 − 4.58 − 3.86 − 2.745 − 1.655 − 0.49 1.78 4.1
Whz06 1428 − 0.414 1.353 − 2.67 − 1.99 − 1.21 − 0.44 0.43 1.82 3.05
  1. Source: Author’s statistical summary from the LSMS data for children z-score under 5 years, 2017
  2. waz06, haz06, and whz06 are dependent variables which represent weight-for-age, height-for-age, and weight for height z-scores respectively