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Table 1 Demographic and admission characteristics for 135 severely malnourished children admitted to Minia University Hospital, January to December 2018

From: Survival status and mortality predictors among severely malnourished under 5 years of age children admitted to Minia University maternity and children hospital

VariablesNumber (%)
Age (months)
 6–11 m98 (72.6)
 12–24 m31 (23.0)
  > 24 m6 (4.4)
Sex
 Males67 (49.6)
 Females68 (50.4)
Residence
 Rural81 (60.0)
 Urban54 (40.0)
Socioeconomic score
 Very low social standard33 (24.4)
 Low social standard44 (32.6)
 Middle social standard48 (35.6)
 High social standard10 (7.4)
Mother’s education 
 Educated94 (70.0)
 Illiterate41 (30.0)
Admission anthropometric characteristics
 WAZ < −3SD without edema9 (7)
 Edema with WAZ < −3SD51 (37.8)
 Edema without WAZ < −3SD49 (36.3)
 Stunting (HAZ < −2SD)8 (5.9)
 Severe stunting (HAZ < −3SD)1 (0.7)
 Wasting (WHZ < −2SD)8 (5.9)
 Severe wasting (WHZ < −3 SD)127 (94.1)
Length of hospital staya15.47 ± 6.2
Co-morbidity/complication at admission
 Dehydration23 (17.0)
 Bronchopneumonia16 (11.9)
 Sepsis13 (9.6)
 Others6 (4.4)
 More than one of the above complications11 (8.1)
  1. N.B. WAZ weight for age z-score; HAZ height for age z-score; WHZ weight for height (Z score)
  2. a data presented as mean ± SD