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Table 1 Age and Sex distribution of weight-for-height categories of 371 children attending PML Children’s Hospital in Accra, Ghana

From: Feeding practices and malnutrition at the Princess Marie Louise Children’s hospital, Accra: what has changed after 80 years?

   Nutritional status  
   Malnourished Well-nourished  
   N = 182 N = 189  
   n, % n, % p-value
Age     
  6-9 months 56 (30.8) 55 (29.1) 0.726
  10-11 months 38 (20.9) 27 (14.3) 0.095
  12-24 months 80 (43.9) 82 (43.4) 0.912
  25-59 months 8 (4.4) 25 (13.2) 0.003
Gender     
  Male 86 (47.3) 90 (47.6) 0.944
  Female 96 (52.7) 99 (52.4) 0.944
  1. There were 122 cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) comprising of four (4) cases of marasmic kwashiorkor (oedematous SAM) and 118 cases of marasmus (non-oedematous SAM). A total of 60 cases had moderate acute malnutrition (MAM)