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Table 1 Background characteristics of 1609 6–23 months old children with moderate acute malnutrition

From: Children with moderate acute malnutrition have inflammation not explained by maternal reports of illness and clinical symptoms: a cross-sectional study in Burkina Faso

Sex, % female (n) 54.6 (879)
Age, months mean (SD) 12.3 (4.8)
Inclusion category, % (n)
 Low mid-upper-arm circumference only 29 (468)
 Low weight-for-height z-score and low mid-upper arm circumference 50 (804)
 Low weight-for-height z-score only 21 (337)
Height-for-age z-score < -2, % (n) 37.7 (607)
Mother’s education levela, % (n)
 None 85.5 (1374)
 Primary incomplete 7.9 (127)
 Primary complete or higher 6.3 (102)
Mother’s professiona, % (n)
 Agriculture 94.3 (1516)
 Animal farming 1.6 (25)
 Other 4.1 (67)
Mother’s ethnic groupa, % (n)
 Mossi 94.1 (1512)
 Peulh/Fulani 2.3 (37)
 Other 3.6 (58)
Household size, median (interquartile range) 10 (7–16)
Number of children under 5 y in the household, median (interquartile range) 2 (2–4)
  1. aMissing data: ethnic group (n = 1), education level (n = 5), profession (n = 2)