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Table 1 Sociodemographic and baseline characteristics of children with severe acute malnutrition, Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia; October, 2012 to April, 2016

From: Recovery time and associated factors of severe acute malnutrition among children in Bahir Dar city, Northwest Ethiopia: an institution based retrospective cohort study

Variables Frequency Percent
Sex of child Male 195 48.6
Female 206 51.4
ᅟResidence Urban 83 20.7
Rural 318 79.3
Age of child 6–23 221 55.1
24–59 180 44.9
Admission status New 383 95.5
Return from default 2 .5
Readmission 16 4.0
Diagnosis at admission Edematous 163 40.6
Wasted 225 56.1
Both 13 3.2
Breastfeeding history Yes 362 90.3
No 38 9.5
Not documented 1 .2
Diarrhea Yes 211 52.6
No 190 47.4
Vomiting Yes 219 54.6
No 182 45.4
Cough Yes 205 51.1
No 196 48.9
Fever Yes 260 64.8
No 140 34.9
Not documented 1 .2
HIV Yes 21 5.2
No 155 38.7
Not documented 225 56.1
Malaria Yes 15 3.7
No 382 95.3
Not documented 4 1.0
Pneumonia Yes 116 28.9
No 285 71.1
TB Yes 38 9.5
No 360 89.8
Not documented 3 .7
Anemia Yes 260 64.8
No 140 34.9
Not documented 1 .2
Open skin lesions Yes 70 17.5
No 331 82.5
Fever > 39 °C Yes 45 11.2
No 356 88.8
Appetite test Pass 5 1.2
Fail 10 2.5
Not documented 386 96.3