Table 2: Classification of children according to nutritional status, by combination of indexes before and after nutritional education intervention.

Before interventionAfter intervention
Categories*Total 𝑛 % 𝑛 %

Deficit804117.13916.3
At risk of deficit653414,23112.9
Normal24812050.012853.3
At risk of excess18125.062.5
Excess693313.73615.0

Total480240100240100

*The data was grouped according to presumptive diagnosis as deficit (lower than percentile 3), at risk of deficit (≥ percentile 3 and < percentile 10), normal (≥ percentile 10 and ≤ percentile 90), at risk of excess (> percentile 90 and ≤ percentile 97), and excess (> percentile 97).