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Table 1 Characteristics of the 220 children below 60 months of age with severe malnutrition admitted to Mulago hospital, Uganda, September-November 2003

From: Risk factors in hospital deaths in severely malnourished children in Kampala, Uganda

Age group Male Female Total
Months Oedemaa No oedemab Oedemaa No oedemab  
0 – 5.9 0 2 1 3 6
6 – 11.9 14 13 7 9 43
12 – 23.9 38 37 20 26 121
24 – 35.9 8 7 5 6 26
36 – 47.9 5 2 3 3 13
48 – 59.9 3 2 4 2 11
Total 68 63 40 49 220
  1. a Bilateral pedal oedema with or without a weight-for-height of <-3SD (z-score)
  2. b Weight for height <-3 SD (z-score), but no bilateral pedal oedema.