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Table 1 Malnutrition based on Community Nutrition Volunteers’ measurements of Mid-Upper-Arm Circumference in children 6–59 months (n = 2370)

From: Infant and young child nutritional status and their caregivers’ feeding knowledge and hygiene practices in internally displaced person camps, Somalia

 aMAMbSAMcGAM
Malnutrition in number (n) per district, sex, and agen(%)n(%)n(%)
Baidoa district (n = 1300)103 (7.9)73 (5.6)176 (13.5)
Dharkenley district (n = 809)71 (8.7)27 (3.3)98 (12.1)
Dayniile district (n = 261)31 (11.9)21 (8.0)52 (19.9)
p-value0.1150.0050.006
Male child (sex) (n = 1182)113 (9.6)62 (5.2)175 (14.8)
Female child (sex) (n = 1188)92 (7.7)59 (5.0)151 (12.7)
p-value0.1160.7580.139
≤ 24 months of age (n = 824)89 (10.8)44 (5.3)133 (16.1)
>  24 months of age (n = 1546)116 (7.5)77 (5.0)193 (12.5)
p-value0.0070.7050.014
  1. aModerate Acute Malnutrition (MAM)
  2. bSevere Acute Malnutrition (SAM)
  3. cGlobal Acute Malnutrition (GAM)
  4. p-value <0.05 is marked with bold figures