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Table 2 Health outcomes of 371 children attending PML hospital in Accra, Ghana

From: Factors affecting malnutrition in children and the uptake of interventions to prevent the condition

Characteristic Nutritional status of child
Malnourished n, % Well-nourished n, %
Admission status   
In-patient 51 (28.0) 18 (9.5)
Out-patient 131 (72.0) 171 (90.5)
Birth weight   
Low (<2.5 kg) 23 (13.9) 10 (5.9)
Normal (≥2.5 kg) 142 (86.1) 159 (94.1)
An episode of diarrhoea (within last 6 months)   
Yes 122 (67.0) 76 (40.2)
No 60 (33.0) 113 (59.8)
Developmental delay   
Yes 29 (15.9) 3 (1.6)
No 153 (84.1) 186 (98.4)
Hospital admission (in the past one year)   
Yes 82 (45.1) 46 (24.3)
No 100 (54.9) 143 (75.7)
Passage of worm status (in last 6 months)   
Passed worm 6 (3.3) 3 (1.6)
No worm passed 176 (96.7) 186 (98.4)
Sickness episode (in past 1 month)   
Yes 110 (60.4) 104 (55.0)
No 72 (39.6) 85 (45.0)