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Table 4 The proportion of GAM children in 5 Ethiopian regions, diagnosed as malnourished by WHZ alone, absolute-MUAC alone or both criteria

From: Weight-for-height and mid-upper-arm circumference should be used independently to diagnose acute malnutrition: policy implications

Ethiopia Surveys Total Subjects GAM subjects WHZ < -2 only % MUAC < 125 mm only % Both criteria %
SNNPR 32 27 721 4 724 35 % 37 % 28 %
Amhara 20 18 256 3 210 35 % 33 % 33 %
Oromia 7 6 170 709 42 % 30 % 28 %
Afar 3 2 555 368 47 % 27 % 26 %
Somali 11 9 154 1 879 71 % 11 % 19 %
  1. The data are presented as percent of the total number of GAM children fulfilling either WHZ or MUAC criteria
  2. SNNPR Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region