Table 3

Comparison (standard scores) of Tasmanian infants against the international growth standards defined by the WHO

zLengthzWeightzBMIzWFL
MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
BirthMean−0.05−0.20.010−0.090.04−0.070.06
SD1.111.010.970.940.991.031.020.97
Skewness−0.35−0.04−0.450−0.220.360.2−0.15
Kurtosis2.913.113.263.263.124.232.752.6
3 monthsMean−0.21−0.3−0.23−0.16−0.090−0.040.16
SD1.010.921.160.971.141.021.081.03
Skewness−0.48−0.11−1.080.080.690.180.20.01
Kurtosis2.943.136.983.1142.972.92.77
6 monthsMean−0.14−0.20.010.090.120.270.20.39
SD0.971.011.020.931.070.891.070.87
Skewness−0.280.20.080.290.160.490.080.43
Kurtosis2.782.592.372.673.12.923.062.88
  • zBMI, standardised Body Mass Index; zLength, standardised length; zWeight, standardised weight; zWFL, standardised wt for length.