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Table 2 Summary results from the algorithm validation

From: Algorithms for converting estimates of child malnutrition based on the NCHS reference into estimates based on the WHO Child Growth Standards

Algorithm Prevalence N Mean difference Predicted minus observed WHO prevalence (SD) Percentage of the observed WHO prevalence within the 95% CI of the predicted values (%)
Underweight <5% 9 0.2 (0.46) 100
  ≥5% 56 0.9 (1.62) 98.2
  Total 65 0.8 (1.53) 98.5
Stunting <5% 3 0.7 (0.55) 66.7
  ≥5% 62 0.1 (1.34) 96.8
  Total 65 0.1 (1.32) 95.4
Wasting <5% 36 0.4 (0.86) 88.9
  ≥5% 29 0.2 (1.30) 96.6
  Total 65 0.3 (1.07) 92.3
Overweight <5% 46 0.2 (0.74) 97.8
  ≥5% 9 0.3 (1.36) 100
  Total 55 0.2 (0.85) 98.2