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Table 2 Distribution of haemogobin levels of 217 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

Haemoglobin levels (g/dL) Number of children Percentage (%)
< 4 8 4
4–4.9 6 3
5 – 8 92 42
8.1–10 94 43
>10 17 8
Total 217 100