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Table 2 Baseline characteristics associated with categorized treatment outcome

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

  Cured N = 168(%) Died N = 30(%) Potentially unsatisfactory N = 53(%) χ 2 P-value
¶Mean age 25.13(16.89) 18.87(13.19) 24.26(14.10) 1.966π 0.142
Age in months:
3–12 53(67.1) 14(17.7) 12(15.2) 5.128 0.077
Above 12 115(66.9) 16(9.3) 41(23.8)   
Sex:
Male 101(66.0) 17(11.1) 35(22.9) 0.856 0.652
Female 67(68.3) 13(13.3) 18(18.4)   
§HIV status:
Positive 33(47.1) 13(18.6) 24(34.3) 19.981 <0.001*
Negative 120(76.9) 15(9.6) 21(13.5)   
Immunization status:
Not up to-date 111(71.6) 14(9.0) 30(19.4) 4.812 0.090
Up to-date 57(59.4) 16(16.7) 23(24.0)   
Type of severe malnutrition:
Oedematous 106(72.6) 14(9.6) 26(17.8) 5.115 0.077
Non-oedematous 62(59.1) 16(15.2) 27(25.7)   
  1. Chi-squared (d.f. = 2) reported for categorical variables and π Unadjusted ANOVA (F statistic) for numerical values, ¶ mean (SD)
  2. §Only those with known HIV status were considered, *P-value significant (<0.05)