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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Treatment outcome among children under-five years hospitalized with severe acute malnutrition in St. Mary’s hospital Lacor, Northern Uganda

Characteristics Number Percent
Mean age 24.2 (16.0)a  
Sex:
Male 153 61.0
Female 98 39.0
HIV status:
Positive 70 27.9
Negative 156 62.2
Unknown 24 9.6
Exposed 01 0.4
¶ART:
Yes 23 32.9
No 47 67.1
Immunization status:
Up to date 155 61.8
Partial 56 22.3
Not immunized 4 1.6
Unknown 36 14.3
Temperature
<35 °C 15 6.1
≥35 °C 231 93.9
Degree of dehydration
Severe dehydration 24 9.6
Some dehydration 28 11.1
No dehydration 199 79.3
Degree of pallor
Severe pallor 34 13.5
Mild-moderate pallor 99 39.5
Not clinically pale 118 47.0
District of residence:
Gulu 86 34.3
Amuru 78 31.1
Oyam 54 21.5
Others 33 13.1
Type of severe malnutrition:
Oedematous 146 58.2
Non-oedematous 105 41.8
  1. a Mean and Standard deviation
  2. ¶ Only those with confirmed HIV positive status were considered