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Table 1 Socio-demographic, nutritional and clinical characteristics of children with SAM admitted to SCs of general hospitals of Tigray, Ethiopia, from 2013 to 2015

From: Survival status and predictors of mortality among children with severe acute malnutrition admitted to general hospitals of Tigray, North Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Category Survival status Total
N (%)
Dead number (%) Censored number (%)
Age in months 0–23 months 17 (3.55) 462 (96.45) 479 (86.2)
24 months and above 4 (5.2) 73 (94.8) 77 (13.8)
Sex Male 11 (3.65) 290 (96.35) 301 (54.13)
Female 10 (3.92) 245 (96.08) 255 (45.87)
Residence Rural 11 (2.64) 405 (97.36) 416 (74.82)
Urban 10 (7.14) 130 (92.86) 140 (25.18)
Type of SAM Marasmus 12 (3.06) 380 (96.94) 392 (70.5)
Kwashiorkor 7 (5.56) 119 (94.44) 126 (22.7)
Marasmic kwashiorkor 2 (5.26) 36 (94.74) 38 (6.8)
Diarrhea Yes 12 (4.9) 233 (95.1) 245 (44.1)
No 9 (2.9) 302 (97.1) 311 (55.9)
Vomiting Yes 7 (3.8) 175 (96.2) 182 (32.7)
No 14 (3.7) 360 (96.3) 374 (67.3)
Color of conjunctiva Pink 10 (2.2) 441 (97.8) 451 (81.1)
Pale 11 (10.48) 94 (89.52) 105 (18.9)
Level of consciousness Conscious 13 (2.5) 500 (97.5) 513 (92.3)
Impaired 8 (18.6) 35 (81.4) 43 (7.7)
Edema Yes 8 (5.5) 137 (94.5) 145 (26.1)
No 13 (3.2) 398 (96.8) 411 (73.9)
Palmar pallor Yes 5 (6.9) 67 (93.1) 72 (12.9)
No 16 (3.3) 468 (96.7) 484 (87.1)
Skin lesions Yes 4 (9.5) 38 (90.5) 42 (7.6)
No 17 (3.3) 497 (96.7) 514 (92.4)
Dehydration Yes 7 (5.3) 125 (94.7) 132 (23.7)
No 14 (3.3) 410 (96.7) 424 (76.3)
Patient in shock Yes 3 (21.4) 11 (78.6) 14 (2.5)
No 18 (3.4) 524 (96.6) 542 (97.5)
Pneumonia Yes 8 (5.7) 132 (94.3) 140 (25.2)
No 13 (3.1) 403 (96.9) 416 (74.8)
Anemia Yes 3 (6.7) 42 (93.3) 45 (8.1)
No 18 (3.5) 493 511 (96.5)
CHF Yes 1 (7.7) 12 (92.3) 13 (2.3)
No 20 (3.7) 523 (96.3) 543 (97.7)