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Table 2 Admission and discharge characteristics by type of malnutrition

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

  Marasmus, N = 184
N (%)
Kwashiokor, N = 14
N (%)
Marasmic Kwashiokor, N = 7
N (%)
p values No SAM, N = 49
N (%) or Median (IQR)
Gender
 Male, N = 122 110 (63.2) 5 (35.7) 6 (85.7) 1 (2)
 Female, N = 132 74 (36.8) 9 (64.3) 1 (14.3)   48 (98)
Age
 Median (IQR) 17 (9–23.3) 24 (22.5–32) 13 (9.1–21) 0.009 16.8 (12–24)
Duration of treatment
 Median (IQR) 48 (33.1–71.5) 24.5 (12–37) 36.3 (9.8–77.5) 0.002 35.5 (14.9–63.3)
RWG
 Median (IQR) 4.4 (2.2–6.8) 6.7 (0–10.6) 8.1 (2.0–13.6) 0.05 3.5 (1.8–5.3)
RMG      
 Median (IQR) 0.3 (0.1–0.5) 0.3 (0.0–0.4) 0.5 (0.1–1.1) 0.06 0.2 (0.1–0.4)
Type of discharge
 Recovered 136 (73.9) 10 (71.4) 5 (71.4)   34 (69.4)
 Referred to SC 48 (26.1) 3 (21.4) 2 (28.6) 0.7 15 (30.6)
 Died 0 (0.0) 1 (7.1) 0 (0.0)   0 (0.0)
 Defaulted 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)   0 (0.0)
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