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Table 3 Delay in performance of SAM versus non-malnourished children at different ages on motor, language and personal social skills

From: Developmental performance of hospitalized severely acutely malnourished under-six children in low- income setting

Age of SAM children Delay (mo, %)a of SAM children
Fine Motor Gross Motor Language Personal Social
12 mo 8 mo (200%) 9 mo (300%) 5 mo (71.4%) 7 mo (140%)
18 mo 9 mo (100%) 10 mo (125%) 8 mo (80%) 7 mo (63.6%)
24 mo 10 mo (71.4%) 12 mo (100%) 9 mo (60%) 7 mo (41.2%)
36 mo 12 mo (50%) 16 mo (80%) 12 mo (50%) 8 mo (28.6%)
48 mo 16 mo (50%) 23 mo (92%) 16 mo (50%) 9 mo (23.1%)
  1. aThe delay in months (mo) is obtained for each domain by calculating the number of months SAM children lag behind to perform the same number of test items performed by the non-malnourished children. The percentage of delay is calculated by the delay score of the SAM children divided by the age at which non-malnourished children perform the same number of items multiplied by hundred