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Table 6 Bivariate analysis (Cox regression) of factors associated with recovery time of SAM among severely malnourished in the therapeutic units of Debre Markos Referral and Finote Selam District Hospitals, 2016

From: Treatment outcome and associated factors of severe acute malnutrition among 6–59 months old children in Debre Markos and Finote Selam hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study

Factors (variables) No CHR 95%CI P-value
Age group (in months)
 6–11 101 1   
 12–23 94 0.74 0.54–1.02 0.07
 24–35 32 0.64 0.40–1.01 0.06
 36–59 26 0.55 0.32–0.92 0.02
Residence
 Urban 41 1   
 Rural 212 0.67 0.47–0.97 0.04
HIV status
 Positive 18 1   
 Negative 235 2.98 1.003–8.87 0.03
Co-infection
 Yes 163 1   
 No 90 1.25 0.93–1.67 0.14
Type of diagnosis
 Kwashiorkor 51 1   
 Marasmus 191 0.97 0.68–1.39 0.86
 Marasmic- Kwashiorkor 11 2.49 1.26–4.93 0.01
Folic acid supplementation
 Yes 212 1   
 No 41 0.41 0.24–0.92 0.08