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Table 4 Characteristics of analysis-eligible anthropometric surveys from South Sudan. Medians are reported unless noted. Numbers in parentheses indicate the interquartile range

From: Can we predict the burden of acute malnutrition in crisis-affected countries? Findings from Somalia and South Sudan

Characteristic Overall 2015 2016 2017 2018
Eligible surveys (N) 175 55 57 52 11
Percentage using a cluster sampling design 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Sample size 530
(207 to 949)
532
(251 to 790)
523
(325 to 881)
526
(207 to 949)
545
(466 to 768)
GAM prevalence (weight-for-height + oedema), % 17.8
(5.3 to 35.5)
17.8
(5.9 to 33.7)
18.2
(5.3 to 34.6)
17.3
(7.5 to 35.5)
14.2
(5.9 to 25.7)
SAM prevalence (weight-for-height + oedema), % 3.8
(0.4 to 12.0)
4.1
(0.4 to 10.6)
3.9
(1.0 to 11.0)
3.8
(0.6 to 12.0)
3.6
(0.9 to 7.1)
GAM prevalence (MUAC + oedema), % 8.6
(0.8 to 26.3)
6.9
(0.8 to 22.5)
9.3
(2.4 to 19.5)
9.1
(3.6 to 26.3)
7.5
(2.8 to 23.4)
SAM prevalence (MUAC + oedema), % 1.2
(0.0 to 7.3)
1.2
(0.0 to 4.8)
1.2
(0.2 to 7.3)
1.1
(0.2 to 7.2)
0.9
(0.0 to 2.9)
Percentage of flagged observations 0.4
(0.0 to 4.3)
0.5
(0.0 to 2.4)
0.6
(0.0 to 4.3)
0.4
(0.0 to 3.9)
0.3
(0.0 to 1.4)