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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the children with severe malnutrition on admission

From: Prevalence and outcome of stress hyperglycaemia among severely malnourished children admitted to Mulago referral and teaching hospital in Kampala, Uganda

  Frequency (235) Percentage
General condition of the patient
Alert; n 199 85
Lethargic; n 36 15
Oral sores; n 57 11
Hyperthermia (> 38.5°c); n 35 15
Pallor; n 162 70
Dermatosis; n 103 44
Respiratory distress; n 29 12
Patient on oxygen; n 21 9
Deep acidotic breathing; n 8 3
Malnutrition classification
SAM Non-oedematous; n 121 51
SAM Oedematous; n 114 49