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Table 1 Baseline socio-demographics and co-morbidity characteristics of SAM children admitted at Felege Hiwot Referal Hospital therapeutic feeding center, Northwest, Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 401)

From: Mortality rate and predictors of time to death in children with severe acute malnutrition treated in Felege-Hiwot Referral Hospital Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Category Death frequency (%) Censored frequency (%)
Sex Male 26 (11.66) 197 (88.34)
Female 8 (4.49) 170 (95.51)
Age 6–24 26 (10.20) 229 (89.80)
25–59 8 (5.48) 138 (94.52)
Residence Urban 9 (7.2) 116 (92.8)
Rural 25 (9.06) 25 1 (90.94)
Breast feeding Yes 31 (8.18) 348 (91.82)
No 3 (13.64) 19 (86.36)
Vaccination for age Unvaccinated/partial 21 (28.38) 53 (71.62)
Fully vaccinated 13 (3.98) 314 (96.02)
Diarrhea Yes 13 (8.97) 132 (91.03)
No 21 (8.20) 235 (91.80)
Tuberculosis Yes 6 (16.22) 31 (83.78)
No 28 (7.69) 336 (92.31)
HIV Yes 7 (26.92) 19 (73.08)
No 27 (7.20) 348 (92.8)
Pneumonia Yes 18 (11.46) 139 (88.54)
No 16 (6.56) 228 (93.46)
URTI Yes 5 (14.72) 29 (85.28)
No 29 (7.90) 338 (92.10)
Measles Yes 7 (17.07) 34 (82.93)
No 23 (6.59) 326 (93.41)
CHF Yes 6 (20.69) 23 (79.31)
No 28 (7.53) 344 (92.47)