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Table 3 Nutritional status of children by age of the children in Wolaita District, South Ethiopia, 2015

From: Child development and nutritional status in 12–59 months of age in resource limited setting of Ethiopia

Nutritional parameter Age category
Toddler (1-3 years) (N = 313) (%)Preschool (3-5 years) (N = 292) (%)N = 605 (%)
Stunted (HAZ < − 2)36.131.8534.1
Severely stunted (HAZ < − 3)18.213.715.6
Underweight (WAZ < − 2)10.513.411.9
Severely underweight (WAZ < − 3)3.874.34.1
Wasted (WHZ < − 2)7.76.26.9
Severely wasted (WHZ < − 3)3.61.73