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Table 3 Comparison of length of stay among under five children with SAM attending NEMMH, Southern Ethiopia

From: Mortality and morbidity trends and predictors of mortality in under-five children with severe acute malnutrition in Hadiya zone, South Ethiopia: a four-year retrospective review of hospital-based records (2012–2015)

Variables Frequency Median Length of stay in days Inter quartile range (25–75) in days *P-value
Morbidity (n = 433)     0.740
Kwashiorkor 186 12 4–25  
Marasmus 140 8 3–18  
Marasmic-Kwashiorkor 107 12 8–36  
Co-morbidity (n = 356)     0.798
AGE 78 8 2–12  
Diarrhoea 39 11 3–24  
PTB 15 12 7–36  
Pneumonia 118 11 3–24  
Others 106 9 3–24  
Admission type (n = 498)     0.016
New 444 11 7–19  
Repeat 54 8 5–14  
  1. *Tested using Kruskal –Wallis