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Table 1 Measurements at admission and discharge by categories of outcome

From: Outcomes of children aged 6–59 months with severe acute malnutrition at the GADO Outpatient Therapeutic Center in Cameroon

  Total (N = 254) N (%)/mean (SD/IQR) Recovered, N = 185 Referred to SC, N = 68 Died, N = 1 Defaulted, N = 0
Admission variables
 Gender, N (%)
  Male 122 (48) 92 (75.4) 29 (23.8) 1 (0.8) 0.0 (0.0)
  Female 132 (52) 93 (70.5) 39 (29.5) 0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0)
 Vomiting
  Yes, N (%) 62 (24.4) 45 (72.5) 16 (25.8) 1 (1.6) 0.0 (0.0)
  No, N (%) 192 (75.6) 139 (72.4) 52 (27.1) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0)
 Fever
  Yes, N (%) 61 (24.0) 42 (68.9) 19 (31.3) 1 (1.6) 0.0 (0.0)
  No, N (%) 193 (76.0) 143 (74.1) 49 (25.4) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0)
 Cough
  Yes, N (%) 66 (26) 50 (75.8) 15 (22.7) 1 (1.5) 0.0 (0.0)
  No, N (%) 188 (74) 135 (71.8) 53 (28.2) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0)
 Malaria
  Yes, N (%) 50 (19.7) 39 (78.0) 10 (20.0) 1 (2.0) 0.0 (0.0)
  No, N (%) 204 (80.3) 146 (71.6) 58 (28.4) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0)
 Diarrhoea
  Yes, N (%) 90 (35.4) 70 (77.8) 20 (22.2) 1 (1.1) 0.0 (0.0)
  No, N (%) 164 (64.6) 115 (70.1) 48 (29.3) 0.0 (0.0) 0.0 (0.0)
 Age, months
  Median (IQR) 14 (9–24) 14 (9–24) 14 (10–24) 36.0
 WAZ
  Median (IQR) − 3.7 (1.0) − 3.8 (− 4.3 to − 3.1) − 3.6 (− 4.2 to − 3.0) − 4.0
 WHZ
  Median (IQR) − 3.1 (0.9) − 3.1 (− 3.6 to − 2.7) − 3.1 (− 3.6 to − 2.6) − 2.4
 HAZ
  Median (IQR) − 2.8 (1.7) − 2.9 (− 3.9 to − 1.6) − 2.5 (− 3.6 to − 1.5) − 4.2
 MUAC
  Median, (IQR) 116.8 (9.2) 116.5 (112–123) 117.3 (112–123) 126.0
Discharge variables
 WAZ
  Median (IQR) − 2.4 (1.1) − 2.2 (− 2.8 to − 1.5) − 3.1 (− 3.9 to − 2.2) − 4.0
 WHZ
  Median (IQR) − 1.1 (1.3) − 0.8 (− 1.2 to − 0.4) − 2.4 (− 3.1 to − 1.7) − 2.4
 MUAC
  Median (IQR) 129.5 (10.3) 132.3 (127–138.5) 121.9 (114–128.8) 126.0
 Duration of stay/days
  Median (IQR) 47.1 (24.9) 50 (33–71) 26.5 (10–55) 3
 RWGa
  Median (SD or IQR) 4.4 (4.4) 5.6 (2.8–7.2) 1.3 (0.0–3.2) 0.0
 RMGb
  Median (IQR) 0.3 (0.3) 0.3 (0.2–0.5) 0.1 (0.0–0.2) 0.0
  1. ag/kg/day
  2. bmm/cm/day
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