Table 3

Distribution of nutrition conditions based on BMI and MUAC z-scores*

ConditionBased on BMI z-scores
No (%)
Based on MUAC z-scores
No (%)
Pre-obeseBMI >1 to 2 SD
136 (9.4%)
MUAC >1 to 2SD
135 (9.3%)
OverweightBMI >2 to 3 SD
36 (2.5%)
MUAC >2 to 3SD
43 (3.0%)
ObeseBMI >3 SD
21 (1.5%)
MUAC >3 SD
19 (1.3%)
Possible risk of underweightBMI <-1 to −2 SD
141 (9.8%)
MUAC ≤−1 to −2 SD
181 (12.5%)
ThinBMI <-2 to −3 SD
5 (0.3%)
MUAC <-2 to −3 SD
6 (0.4%)
Severely thinBMI <-3 SD
5 (0.3%)
MUAC <-3 SD
1 (0.1%)
  • *Modified WHO Classification of nutrition conditions based on anthropometry.

  • BMI, body mass index; MUAC, mid-upper arm circumference.