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Table 5 Outcome of 193 severely malnourished children with diarrhoea at admission to Mulago hospital, Uganda, September-November 2003; categorised by their infusion status and indication for infusion [25]

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

  Infusion may be indicated (Severe dehydration) Infusion not indicated (No severe dehydration) Total
Not infused    
   Died 0 (0%) 25 (19%) 25
   Alive 1 (100%) 105 (81%) 106
Total not infused 1 (100%) 130 (100%) 131
Infused    
   Died 3 (33%) 23 (43%) 26
   Alive 6 (67%) 30 (57%) 36
Total infused 9 (100%) 53 (100%) 62