Skip to main content

Table 4 Social-emotional performance of SAM versus non-malnourished children at median ages on ASQ:SE

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

  aMedian age (in month)
6 12 18 23.5 29.5 37.5 47.5 59.5
SAM children’s ASQ:SE score 61.1 60.8 61.5 62.9 65.4 70.1 80.1 98.6
bASQ:SE cutoff score 45 48 50 50 57 59 70 70
c Deviation from cutoff (%) 16.1 (35.8%) 12.8 (26.7%) 11.5 (23%) 12.9 (25.8%) 8.4 (14.7%) 11.1 (18.6%) 10.1 (14.4%) 28.6 (40.9%)
dDifference: SAM versus healthy 34.5 (575%) 27.3 (227.5%) 20.6 (114.4%) 15.5 (66%) 11.6 (39.3%) 10.5 (28%) 18.1 (38.1%) 42.3 (71.1%)
  1. ASQ:SE ages and stages questionnaires: social-emotional, SAM severely acutely malnourished
  2. a The median of the age ranges on the eight age groups on ASQ:SE; b Child’s ASQ:SE score greater or equal to a cutoff score marks presence of problem behavior; c Deviation score is a distance of SAM child’s score from the cutoff score. Deviation percentage is calculated by dividing it by the cutoff score and then multiplying by hundred; d ‘Difference’ is calculated by referring to the healthy children (subtracting the social-emotional score of the non-malnourished children from that of SAM children); dividing the ‘difference’ by the median age at comparison and multiplying it by hundred gives its percentage