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Table 4 Outcome of 191 severely malnourished children with known haemoglobin concentrations on admission to Mulago hospital, Uganda, September-November 2003; categorised by their transfusion status and indication for transfusion [25]

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

  Transfusion may be indicated (<5 g/dL) Transfusion not indicated (≥ 5 g/dL) Total
Not transfused    
   Died 2 (50%) 25 (18%) 27
   Alive 2 (50%) 111 (82%) 113
Total not transfused 4 (100%) 136 (100%) 140
Transfused    
   Died 2 (29%) 21 (48%) 23
   Alive 5 (71%) 23 (52%) 28
Total transfused 7 (100%) 44 (100%) 51